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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Original Panama Hat Worn at 1943 Tehran Conference.
    -Early 1940s. 12" x 4.5"
    -Some tears in crown, warping in brim, else good.

    This familiar, straw-colored linen Panama hat, manufactured by C. A. Arcentales of Ecuador, can be seen in several wartime photographs of FDR. The interior leather band is embossed in gold "Franklin D. Roosevelt". Included with the hat is a notarized 1997 affidavit from a previous owner whose parents worked as Eleanor Roosevelt's servants for fifteen years in Hyde Park. The affidavit includes the statement "I was told by my mother that Mrs. Roosevelt had told her that this particular hat had been worn by Franklin Roosevelt at the Tehran Conference in 1943."

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    December, 2008
    2nd Tuesday
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