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United Kingdom and Ireland in The White House-Photo 8

United Kingdom and Ireland in The White House-Photo 8

Date of Work
June 8, 1939
Credit
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum/NARA

United Kingdom and Ireland in The White House-Photo 8

On June 8, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt met King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Union Station upon their arrival in Washington, D.C. marking the first visit by a current British monarch to the United States. In addition to a formal dinner the White House, the itinerary also included visits to Arlington Cemetery, Mount Vernon, and the president’s Hyde Park home in New York. This visit was instrumental in strengthening relations between the two countries in the months leading up to the outbreak of war in Europe. 

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