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The Georgetown Toy Shop,1955

The toy shop was located at 2929 M Street, NW, Georgetown, Washington DC. The building had been part of tthe Union Hotel circa 1796. Among the guests of the hotel were General Lafayette, Talleyrand, the Foreign Minister of France, and Napoleon III. Mrs. Roosevelt is shown in the shop making a purchase for a grandchild. Young Susan Sivard was the model for the girl in front of the door.

(Image size 18” x 24”)

Eleanor Roosevelt at the Georgetown Toy Shop, 1955