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A New Deal:  Gifts from the People

Gifts from the People

Many of FDR's admirers sent him handmade gifts to express their support for the New Deal. Some came with letters describing how his initiatives had directly impacted their life. Several distinctive gifts to the President are displayed here.

To learn more about the artifacts shown above, including The Chimes of Normandy and the Scrap Metal Lamp, visit our Digital Artifact Collection.
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Lobby Foundations of a Public Life A New Deal FDR's "Act of Faith" The Promise of Change America, 1932: A Nation in Fear Temporary Exhibit Gallery War!  Lower level FDR's Death and Legacy First Lady Behind the scenes Legacy Letter, Ernestine Guerrero to Franklin Roosevelt, October 17, 1937. Letter, Franklin Roosevelt to Ernestine Guerrero, November 6, 1937.