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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.

" A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is Until she's in hot water" ~ ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1898. The prettiest picture I've ever seen of her.

Eleanor Roosevelt memorial Riverside Drive's southern end at 72nd Street, looking north from the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Plaza NYC

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt - wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt - the 32nd President of the United States.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962): early feminist, First Lady, philanthropist, civil rights activist, women's education promoter, outspoken on racial discrimination... Adlai Stevenson said, "What other single human being has touched and transformed the existence of so many?...She would rather light a candle than curse the darkness, and her glow has warmed the world."

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 on her wedding day. Early 20th century; What a beautiful dress and she looks beautiful and elegant here.