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British dignitaries visit DC; FDR and Churchill join the Morgenthaus at their farm to relax; Henry Morgenthau films a spot on war bonds

Film | Accession Number: 2015.255 | RG Number: RG-60.1568 | Film ID: 4121

The Morgenthau family vacations in Hawaii in 1937 - hiking, waterfall, horseback riding, the beach.

00:36:35 Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry Morgenthau, Jr. and his wife Elinor pose for photographs, perhaps upon their return from France aboard the SS Normandie. Horseback riding, back at the Morgenthau family farm. Scenic views of Hawaii from a ship; a speedboar.

00:38:11 In June 1939, King George and Queen Elizabeth arrive at Union Station, Washington, DC, and are formally greeted. The Queen and Mrs. Roosevelt enter an automobile for transit to the White House. President Roosevelt and his guests board the Potomac. FDR and the Queen converse. The press films the event, including Henry Morgenthau, Jr. as cameraman. Morgenthau was the only cabinet member invited to be present, which deeply upset Democratic National Committee Chairman James Farley. The King lays a wreath on Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon and visit the gardens. Indian entertainers performing songs and dances at Hyde Park. Includes title cards throughout (see notes).

00:41:43 The Morgenthau family rides horses. A celebration for Henry III graduating from Princeton in 1939. MS, Henry III with a woman in a suit, followed by a shot of Henry III and Henry Morgenthau Jr.

00:42:12 In June 1942, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Elinor Morgenthau, Winston Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Robert Morgenthau (in his Navy uniform) enjoy drinking mint juleps together and relaxing in a backyard of the Morgenthau family farm. Robert sits beside his wife, Martha Patridge Morgenthau, dressed in purple, and Joan wears a nurse's uniform. Churchill's daughter is in attendance. Henry Morgenthau Jr. poses next to a bust of himself while the artist Joe Davidson finishes the sculpture. Davidson had previously sculpted FDR's likeness. 00:46:00 FDR holds a press conference outside.

00:46:21 In 1941 in an office likely in Washington, DC, Secretary of Treasury, Henry Morgenthau Jr. reads through a script about war bonds (no sound, staged). He and Franklin D. Roosevelt talk to the camera (no sound), again with a war bonds poster behind them.

Event:  1937-1942
Hawaii, United States
Washington, DC, United States
New York State, United States
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Henry Morgenthau III
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:02:26
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