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Girl Scouts cooking for First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Washington, DC, April 30, 1940.
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Four girl scouts gather around a stove. One stirs something in a pan as Eleanor Roosevelt stands nearby looking on.

Credit: (┬ęCORBIS/Bettmann) Donated by Corbis-Bettmann.

On April 30, 1940, Eleanor Roosevelt, who was honorary President of the Girl Scouts National Little House in Washington, DC, attended a luncheon in her honor to highlight Girl Scout participation in the observance of National Better Homes Week. Scouts cooked and served the luncheon.

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