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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1944

Eleanor Roosevelt was born on this day, October 11, in 1884. She served as the First Lady of the United States from March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945, during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt‘s four terms in office, making her the longest-serving.

Following her husband’s death in 1945, Roosevelt remained active in politics for the remaining 17 years of her life. She pressed the United States to join and support the United Nations and became its first delegate. She served as the first chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights and oversaw the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Read more (Wikipedia)

This glorious portrait is used in promotional materials by the US National Park Service at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York.