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        Eleanor Roosevelt: Early Years | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        View images of the young Eleanor Roosevelt, her wedding and honeymoon, and the summer home that she and Franklin kept at Campobello Island in Maine. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was wife and first lady to the 32nd president of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, and favorite niece of the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. Eleanor’s childhood was filled with wealth and privilege as well as loss and isolation. She married Franklin in 1905 and raised five children. 

        Eleanor Roosevelt, 1898 | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        Eleanor Roosevelt, 1898. Credit: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

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        Eleanor with Her Father, Elliott Roosevelt, 1889 | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        Eleanor with her father, Elliott Roosevelt, 1889. Credit: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

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        Eleanor Roosevelt on Her Honeymoon | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        Eleanor Roosevelt on her honeymoon in Venice, Italy, in 1905. Credit: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

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        Eleanor Roosevelt in Her Wedding Dress | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        Eleanor Roosevelt on her wedding day, March 17, 1905. Credit: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

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        Eleanor Roosevelt's Engagement Portrait | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        For her engagement portrait, Eleanor Roosevelt leans against a chair with a long stringed necklace about her neck. New York, 1904.

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        Eleanor Roosevelt in Hyde Park, NY, August, 1920 | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        Eleanor Roosevelt in Hyde Park, NY, August, 1920.

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        Eleanor Roosevelt with Esther Lape | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        Eleanor Roosevelt and fellow peace advocate Esther Lape in Washington, DC, 1924.

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        Eleanor Roosevelt with Her Children At Campobello | Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

        Eleanor Roosevelt with her children, Anna, James, and Elliott at Campobello in 1909. Credit: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

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