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Harris & Ewing (fl. 1937) [Roosevelt and his cabinet]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03259 Author/Creator: Harris & Ewing (fl. 1937) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photograph signed Date: 1936 ca. Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm.

Summary of Content: Pictured sitting at a board table. Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, President; John N. Gardner, Vice President; Homer Cummings, Attorney General; James A. Farley , Postmaster General; Cordell Hull, Secretary of State; Henry H. Woodring, Secretary of War; Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior; Daniel C. Roper, Secretary of Commerce; Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor; Henry A. Wallace, Secretary of Agriculture; Claude Swanson, Secretary of the Navy; and Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury.

Background Information:

People: Harris & Ewing, fl. 1905-1977
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945
Gardner, John N., fl. 1936
Cummings, Homer Stillé, 1870-1956
Farley, James Aloysius, 1888-1976
Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955
Woodring, Henry H., fl. 1936
Ickes, Harold LeClair, 1874-1952
Roper, Daniel C. (Daniel Calhoun)., 1867-1943
Perkins, Francis, fl. 1936
Wallace, Henry Agard, 1888-1965
Swanson, Claude Augustus, 1862-1939
Morgenthau, Henry, 1856-1946

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsVice PresidentPost OfficeNavy

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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