ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Photograph signed ("Franklin D Roosevelt") as President, also signed by Vice President Henry Wallace, the ten members of Roosevelt's Wartime Cabinet (Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of War Henry Stimson, Attorney General Francis Biddle, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, Postmaster General Frank Walker, Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes, Secretary of Agriculture Claude Wickard, Secretary of Commerce Jesse Jones and Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins) and Federal Security Administrator Paul McNutt, Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, Fiorello LaGuardia, Federal Works Administrator Philip Fleming and Advisor and Special Assistant to the President, Harry Hopkins, Washington, . 9¼ x 13¼ inches, mounted on a 14 7/16 x 17 3/16 in. mat, signatures on mat, some browning on mat, otherwise in fine condition.
GOVERNING WARTIME AMERICA: A FINE PHOTO OF ROOSEVELT AND HIS CABINET IN THE WHITE HOUSE
A fine photo, taken in the midst of World War II, capturing a cabinet meeting taking place in the White House. The President sits at the center of the photograph offering only a slight smile for the photographer. Frances Perkins, the first female cabinet member in American History, sits at the front left, her chin on her hand, looking directly into the camera. Roosevelt considered cabinet members to be his official family and took great care in choosing them, but, he rarely took the Cabinet's advice on major policy issues.