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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Sitting Room Pillows Lillian Rogers Parks served as White House maid for thirty years, and even wrote a book detailing her service entitled Backstairs at the White House. Her Mother, Maggie Rogers, also served many First Families, including the Roosevelts. The elder Rogers came out of retirement for a couple of years to help FDR's secretary Missy Lehand following a serious stroke. This set of pillows were used by FDR and the First Lady at their home in Hyde Park, New York and in the White House for many years. The pillows are silk and exquisitely hand embroidered by someone with great skill. Lillian Rogers Parks reminisces about mending them as well as about her mother's service in a long signed historical letter on White House stationery which accompanies the set.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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