World War I and the Roosevelts: Franklin and Eleanor, Family and Friends

10:00 am
04:00 pm
Roosevelt House, Hunter College, 47-49 E 65th Street (between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue), New York, NY

Original WW I American and European posters by such famous illustrators as James Montgomery Flagg, Joseph Pennell, Frances Lydendecker, and Howard Chandler Christy are accompanied by period photographs of the Roosevelts, including Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s visit to the battlegrounds and damaged towns of France in the summer of 1918, and Eleanor Roosevelt’s Red Cross work, as well materials about almost the roles of 16 other Roosevelts and four past and future presidents. In addition, exhibit cases display original magazines with cover art by and Norman Rockwell along with Liberty Bond drive buttons and other wartime memorabilia. The story of one Doughboy from the Bronx, Private David Moran, is told through original photographs, letters, and military insignia. He is representative of the men who served in the American forces and saved Europe from German domination. The show concludes with a sample of New York memorials to the 116,000 Americans who lost their lives in the conflict. The exhibit was organized and curated by Roosevelt House Historian Deborah Gardner. The posters were loaned by the Hudson River Museum and the Museum of the City of New York. Generous grants from the Stepanski Family Charitable Trust and the Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation made possible the exhibition and its programs.

This exhibit is open Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-4pm

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