Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: Letters from Children of the Great Depression

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Illustrations

Sketch of Eleanor Roosevelt by a sixteen-year-old Missouri boy, 1935 1

Ernestine Guerrero with sculpture sent to President Roosevelt, 1937 4

Float in the 1937 inaugural parade paying tribute to the National Youth Administration 8

Cartoon from the New Yorker showing Mrs. Roosevelt with miners, 1933 12

Children in a depressed neighborhood in Pittsburgh, 1933 33

An elegantly attired Eleanor Roosevelt in the Monroe Room of the White House, 1933 39

Clothing ads and other enclosures from an Ohio teen's letter, 1936 44

Clothing ads and other enclosures from an Oklahoma teen's letter, 1937 45

Students in West Virginia traveling to school by truck, 1935 89

Graduation frock ad from a St. Louis teen's letter, 1934 95

Graduation announcement accompanying a Maryland girl's letter, 1935 109

Boys outside a movie theater, Scott's Run, W.Va., 1935 143

Eleanor Roosevelt with Salvation Army Santa, Washington, D.C., 1939 147

Sketches of Jesus and of shoes from a Puerto Rican girl, 1934 152

Picture of a Shirley Temple doll sent by a Chicago child, 1935 189

African American teens employed by the National Youth Administration, 1936 193

Eleanor Roosevelt with a student at the Haskell Institute Indian School, Lawrence, Kan., 1938 211

Letter from Massachusetts teen requesting funds to found a female aviators school 224

Eleanor Roosevelt visiting disabled students at the Langdon School, Washington, D.C., 1938 228

Letter from an Arkansas high school senior asking the Roosevelts for graduation clothes 235

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