Item 371N2174 - First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at Bonneville dam construction site

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First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at Bonneville dam construction site


  • 1934-08-03 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Photograph of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt near the Bonneville dam construction site on August 3, 1934. The first lady and President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived in Portland that day, then traveled to the dam site, where the president gave a speech about the project. A cropped version of this photograph was one of nine that were published on Page 4 of the Oregon Journal on August 4, 1934, under the headline “President Roosevelt Visits One of Administration’s Big Projects.” This photograph had the following caption: “Mrs. Roosevelt, with one of her broadest smiles bids adieu to Bonneville.” The images were part of a two-page photo spread included in the newspaper’s coverage of Roosevelt’s visit. See related image Nos. 371N2168, 371N21769, 371N2170, 371N2171, 371N2172, 371N2173, 371N2190, 371N2192, 371N2193, 371N2194, 371N2195, 371N2197, and 372A1257. Also see image No. 371N2186 of crowds touring the ship on which the president arrived in Portland.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N2174

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