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A Shooting Range in the White House?
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TitleA Shooting Range in the White House?
CreatorVincent Astor
Eleanor Roosevelt
DescriptionVincent Astor and Eleanor Roosevelt correspond about a shooting range in the White House basement.
NotesVincent Astor was known to have an indoor shooting range in his play house of Astor Courts. Astor Courts near Rhinebeck, NY was a short drive away from the Roosevelt's home in Hyde Park and it is likely that Astor's shooting range inspired Eleanor.
Presidents' spouses
Subject.lcshAstor, Vincent, 1891-1959
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
Personal NameVincent Astor
Eleanor Roosevelt
LocationWashington - D.C.
New York - New York
HRVH TopicsPresidents & Politicians
Resource TypeText
SourceElanor Roosevelt Papers. Box: 572. Folder: Astor, Vincent and Helen 1933
Resource IdentifierC-Eleanor-B572F1933AstorVincentHelen_shootinggallery.pdf
Publisher.DigitalFranklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Holding InstitutionFranklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Contact Information4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Rights Items selected from the Roosevelt Library collections for posting on the HRVH website are in the public domain. Please credit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.
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