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Eleanor Roosevelt Greeting a Young Girl
1951
Photographer:Photographed by Edward Saxe , American, died 1975
Photography; gelatin silver print on paper
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 8 1/4 x 10 1/8in. (21 x 25.7cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the children of Richard and Georgette Koopman
Description: Photograph of a woman, Eleanor Roosevelt, smiling and shaking the hand of a young girl, Susan Patricelli. The girl has pigtails and wears a straw hat. Two men, Australian Counsul-General E. Kenneth Smartt and R.M. Younger, Director of the Australian News and Inforamtion Bureaus ar in the background. A woman wearing a hat, Sylvia Patricelli, is at the right looking on.
Object Note: This photograph was taken on the occasion of Eleanor Roosevelt attending the art opening of Sylvia Patricelli, the woman at the right of the image. The young girl is Susan, Sylvia's daughter. Eleanor Rooselvelt had met Sylvia Patricelli, an artist married to a Hartford resident, and recommended her to Beatrice Fox Auerbach to advise her on showing her artwork. The exhibition took place in Centinel Hill Hall at G. Fox & Co. in 1951.
Object Number: 2007.24.262
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