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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.

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.

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