DescriptionFranklin D. Roosevelt: Casablanca Conference Canvas Rug Fragment.
-January 19, 1943. 4" x 3.75".
This rectangular piece of canvas was taken from the bottom of a rug presented to FDR during the Casablanca Conference on January 19, 1943. Included is a typed letter signed by Lillian Rogers Parks, dated June 14, 1982, on White House letterhead. Parks served as White House seamstress and maid, and received this fragment from FDR upon his return from the wartime conference. She wrote the identification (in black ink): "President Roosevelt / Casablanca Jan. 19, 1943". Parks later wrote the memoir My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House.
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