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Mural Detail, The World of Radio, 1934

This is a Mural detail. It was made for Jessica Dragonette. It is dated 1934. Its medium is cotton and its technique is wax resist dyeing (batik) on plain weave.

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, with President Roosevelt looking on. Jessica Dragonette sang at the Armistice Day ceremonies with the Roosevelts each year from 1933 to 1936. The ceremonies were broadcast live nationwide over the NBC radio network.

It is credited Gift of Nicholas Meredith Turner in memory of Jessica Dragonette.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The World of Radio.

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