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Movie stars and the Truman family participate in Roosevelt Birthday Ball activities at the White House

Movie stars and the Truman family participate in Roosevelt Birthday Ball activities at the White House. Left to Right: (back row) Jo Stafford, Eleanor Lambert, Angela Lansbury, Helen Sioussat, Eddie Bracken, Paul Henreid, Zachary Scott, Alexis Smith, Cesar Romero,and Lucy Monroe. Left to Right: (front row): Van Johnson, Ilene Woods, Diana Lynn, Margaret Truman, Margaret O'Brien, President Harry S. Truman, Bess Truman,and Constance Moore.

Eleanor Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (standing at podium) speaking at the dedication of the home of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a national shrine. Seated behind her are, from left to right: Marian Anderson, Reverend George W. Anthony, National Park Service Director Newton Drury, Clark Clifford, and Secretary of the Interior Julius Krug. Standing behind Clark Clifford, next to the pillar is Franklin D. Roosevelt, Junior. Former President Roosevlet's Scottish Terrier dog Fala is sitting on the ground next to Mrs. Roosevelt's empty chair, his leash tied to the chair.

Mrs. Roosevelt leaving the dedication ceremony of the Roosevelt home

Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt leaving the ceremony dedicating her and the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt's home as a national shrine. The man on the left is Reverend George W. Anthony. The man standing third from the left is Secretary of the Interior Julius Krug. The African-American woman on the extreme left is the opera singer Marian Anderson.

President Truman speaking at the home of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt

President Harry S. Truman (standing at podium) speaking at the dedication of the home of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a national shrine. Seated behind President Truman are, from left to right: Marian Anderson, Reverend George Anthony, National Park Service Director Newton B. Drury, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Vaughan, Clark Clifford, Secretary of the Interior Julius Krug, and Admiral William D. Leahy. Standing behind Clark Clifford, next to the pillar is Franklin D. Roosevelt, Junior. Former President Roosevlet's Scottish Terrier dog Fala is sitting on the ground next to Mrs.

Julius Krug speaking at the dedication of the Roosevelt home

Secretary of the Interior Julius Krug (standing at podium) speaking at the dedication of the home of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a national shrine. Seated behind him are, from left to right: Marian Anderson (partly seen), Reverend George Anthony, National Park Service Director Newton B. Drury, former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Major General Harry Vaughan, Clark Clifford, and Admiral William D. Leahy. Standing behind Clark Clifford, next to the pillar is Franklin D. Roosevelt, Junior.

Eleanor Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (standing at podium) speaking at the dedication of the home of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a national shrine. Seated behind her are, from left to right: Marian Anderson, Reverend George Anthony, National Park Service Director Newton B. Drury, Major General Harry Vaughan, Clark Clifford, Secretary of the Interior Julius Krug, and Admiral William D. Leahy. Standing behind Clark Clifford, next to the pillar is Franklin D. Roosevelt, Junior. Former President Roosevlet's Scottish Terrier dog Fala is sitting on the ground next to Mrs.