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Eleanor Roosevelt's inaugural dress, 1933Eleanor Roosevelt's inaugural dress, 1933

When Mrs. Roosevelt wore this lavender velvet day dress at her husband's first inauguration on March 4, 1933, the press dubbed the color "Eleanor blue." In 1945 she donated the dress to the Smithsonian along with the gown she wore to her husband's fourth inauguration.

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