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    Anna Hall Roosevelt, Eleanor's mother, said to be the most beautiful woman in New York. 1893 likeness by Katherine Arthur Behenna, commissioned by Peter Marie who collected these miniatures of beautiful women.

  • Modern Muckrakers

    Future FIRST LADY ELEANOR ROOSEVELT opened her autobiography with the declaration: “My mother was one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen.” She elaborated, “Old Peter Marié, who gave choice parties and whose approval stamped young girls and young matrons a success, called my mother a queen, and bowed before her charm and beauty, and to her this was important.” PORTRAIT: MRS. ELLIOTT (ANNA HALL) ROOSEVELT, Eleanor Roosevelt's mother, by artist Katherine Arthur Behenna; c. 1893.

  • Dimitra K.

    Katherine Arthur Behenna (1860-1924) - Mrs. Elliott Roosevelt (Anna Hall, the mother of Eleanor Roosevelt)

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Eleanor Roosevelt's mother, Anna Hall Roosevelt, the 'perfect' woman of the Gilded Age. Anna was married to the brother of President Theadore Roosevelt.

Mrs Elliott Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt's mother, was known as a great beauty, as this 1893 likeness by Katherine Arthur Behenna, commissioned by Peter Marie, demonstrates.

Eleanor Roosevelt in her wedding dress. She married her cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and was given away by her uncle, then President Theodore Roosevelt.

Eleanor Roosevelt. Her Father Elliott Roosevelt was TR's brother.

Eleanor Roosevelt holding a knife preparing to cut FDR's birthday cake at one of the Birthday Balls. 1930s.

Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt taken in New York, NY. 1889. FDR Presidential Library and Museum via Flickr.

Eleanor Roosevelt. Always took along her knitting :-)

In celebration of Mother’s Day this weekend, we’ve combed the archives for family photos of First Ladies with their children. It’s our way of saying thank you to all the moms out there for…well, everything! Up first, Eleanor Roosevelt and her daughter Anna.  1906.

Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Marc Peyser | 9780385536011 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble

Eleanor Roosevelt in 1898. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and became an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an international author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal coalition. She worked to enhance the status of working women, although she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believed it would adversely affect women.