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    Eleanor Roosevelt, shown in this undated photo. (AP Photo)


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    President Roosevelt carved the turkey during the annual Thanksgiving dinner for polio patients at Warm Springs, Ga., on Dec. 1, 1933. First lady Eleanor Roosevelt was by his side. Roosevelt was jeered for changing the date of the holiday in 1939. Critics dubbed the revised holiday as “Franksgiving.” (Associated Press)


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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)


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