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MRS. ROOSEVELT RIDES COAL CAR INTO MINE DEPTHS

Riding a car ordinarily used to haul coal, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt is shown as she traveled into the heart of a drift coal mine near Bellaire, O. Grimy-faced miners grinned as the flag-decked car rolled by, and Mrs. Roosevelt said she found the trip "very interesting." (Associated Press Photo)

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The travels of Eleanor Roosevelt, the President's wife, brought the New Deal and the federal government into the lives of ordinary Americans. Far more active than previous "first ladies," her visits to coal mines, factories, farms and work relief projects created a direct link between Washington DC and common people. Photographs of her visits, such as this one in the Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette created an image of an active and caring presidential administration. After Franklin Roosevelt's death in 1935, Mrs. Roosevelt played a key role in the creation of the United Nations.

 

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"Mrs. Roosevelt Rides Coal Car Into Mine Depths" photograph from Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette
date   Jun 11, 1935
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   5.75"
width   7.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Illustration
accession #   #L08.034


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