This sculpture of Eleanor Roosevelt was created by sculptor Neil Estern. Neil Estern also created the seated figure of Franklin Delano Roosevelt with his dog Fala nearby.
The statue of Elanor Roosevelt is located in Room Four of the FDR Memorial. In the background is a United Nations seal. Eleanor Roosevelt was one first delegates from the United States to the UN.
Eleanor Roosevelt is in one respect first of First Ladies, as the first First Lady to be recognized in sculpture in a presidential memorial.
Room Four reflects President Roosevelt’s brief fourth term. He took the oath of office for the fourth time on January 20, 1945 and passed away a short time later on April 12, 1945 only days before the end of World War II in Europe.
Inscriptions in Room Four, from 1941:
Freedom of speech. Freedom of worship. Freedom from want. Freedom from fear.
Unless the peace that follows recognizes that the whole world is one neighborhood and does justice to the whole human race, the germs of another world war will remain as a constant threat to mankind.
From 1945 from an undelivered speech scheduled to be delivered on Thomas Jefferson Day, the day following President Roosevelt’s death:
More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars.
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The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is located on the southwest edge of the Tidal Basin accessible by foot from the path around the edge of the Tidal Basin with another entrance on West Basin Drive SW in Washington DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the Eleanor Roosevelt Statute in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
Closest Metro Station: The Smithsonian Metro Station on the Blue and Orange Lines is the nearest Metro Station to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.