Roger Smith / U.S. Library of Congress

Eleanor Roosevelt wears a crazy-stylish hat and veil

Don't think of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt as a maven of style? Think again! Here Roosevelt (center) poses with fellow Americans in a photo taken by photographer Roger Smith and published sometime between 1942 and 1945. The caption from the U.S. Library of Congress reads: "First lady inspects war workers' homes. On an inspection tour of federal dormitories for war workers in Washington, D.C., on May 18, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt visited four projects erected for Negroes and expressed herself as highly pleased with the accommodations. At Wake and Midway Halls, she was greeted by Samuel Plato, building contractor, who had just turned the buildings over to the government."

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