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Eleanor Roosevelt's 1933 inaugural gown had detachable long sleeves. It was made of slate-blue silk crepe embroidered with gold thread. Her political activism is well-known but not highlighted in the exhibit. (Photo courtesy Smithsonial National Museum of American History)

Eleanor Roosevelt's 1933 inaugural gown had detachable long sleeves. It was made of slate-blue silk crepe embroidered with gold thread. Her political activism is well-known but not highlighted in the exhibit. (Photo courtesy Smithsonial National Museum of American History)

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