The art: Joe Horne, Washington, D.C. Pete Seeger, noted folk singer entertaining at the opening of the Washington labor canteen, sponsored by the United Federal Labor Canteen, sponsored by the Federal Workers of American, Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), February, 1944. Horne was an FSA photographer and this picture, which features Eleanor Roosevelt in the center of the frame, is from the FSA/Office of War Information archive.
The news: “The Charms of Eleanor,” by Russell Baker in The New York Review of Books. Baker reviews two recent books on Eleanor Roosevelt: “Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage,” by Hazel Rowley and “Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformative First Lady,” by Maurine H. Beasley.
The source: Library of Congress.