Eleanor Roosevelt with Helen Keller

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2009.24.16.1035

Description: BW print; close-up of head and shoulders of Eleanor Roosevelt and Helen Keller; Keller is reading Roosevelt's lips with her left hand and Roosevelt holds Keller's wrist with her right hand; both are smiling; Roosevelt's eyes are closes, Keller's eyes look intently up at Roosevelt; Roosevelt is wearing an evening dress and pearls, and Keller is wearing a fur jacket with a corsage attached; dark curtain visible behind them.

Medium: Photographic Paper

Date: 1-Feb-55

History/Provenance: Part of a collection of prints and reprints supplied by the John Milton Society to CBS News for use in their ca. 1980 series "For Our Times." Originally shot at a February 1955 dinner honoring Helen Keller at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City prior to her trip to the Asia.

Credit Line: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection, 2009.24

Subjects: Banquets