Eleanor Roosevelt at Grove Park Inn in Asheville, during a tour of North Carolina. With the First Lady is Lorena Hickok and Fred L. Seely, owner of the Biltmore Industries, Asheville, where mountaineer weavers make homespun on hand looms.
Malvina (Tommy)Thompson with ER. Tommy tried to maintain her own life (she had an apartment in D., rather than living at the White House). But she was held in ER's orbit from 1928 to her death in and worked long days and nights.
Eleanor Roosevelt with Nancy Cook, Caroline O'Day, and Marion Dickerman at the Democratic State Committee Headquarters in New York, These were three of the four principal publishers of the Women's Democratic News publication.
Eleanor Roosevelt (ER) wrote 2336 letters to Lorena Hickok, the most famous woman journalist of her day. The romance between the patrician First Lady and the charming, hard-living butch reporter changed both their lives. Their friendship only ended with ER’s death, 30 years later.