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Madame President: 1940

Madame President: 1940

Washington, D.C., 1940. "Daughters of the American Revolution reception. J. Edgar Hoover, Federal Bureau of Investigation director, greets Mrs. Henry M. Robert Jr., President General of the D.A.R." View full size.

 

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Good evening, Mrs. Robert

"I *love* your dress, and those shoes!"

A writing assignment?

Is the letter submitted by ctank77 an actual letter or a writing assignment? Looking at all the markings it sure looks like the latter.

[It's a carbon copy of Mrs. Roosevelt's letter to Mrs. Robert. The markings were later added for archival purposes. -tterrace]

Wrong side of history

Mrs. Henry M. Robert Jr. was President General of the Daughters of the American Revolution when they denied Marian Anderson the opportunity to perform at DAR Constitution Hall because of her African American heritage. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt subsequently resigned her DAR membership in a letter to Mrs. Robert.

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