Washington, D.C. Seventy-Three Club, 1936. First Edition, First Printing. Small 4to (9 x 6 1/8 inches; 230 x 158 mm),  pages, in wrappers featuring a wonderful photographic portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt. A program for a luncheon honoring Eleanor Roosevelt at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., March 25, 1936. The luncheon was sponsored by the Seventy-Three Club, wives of the Members of Congress who came to Washington with the Roosevelt administration. The luncheon featured an address by Mrs. Roosevelt and entertainment by the Swift Sisters. The program also lists a poem, "The Lady Eleanor," written in tribute to Mrs. Roosevelt by John Steven McGroarty, a poet and California congressman. And the program prints a poem titled, "The Woman's Part," by Willard Webb. We would be remiss if we didn't mention several items from the menu: Tomato Seventy-Three, Broccoli Hyde Park, Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple Congressional, and a Coupe Lady Eleanor. OCLC FirstSearch shows a single institutional holding of this pamphlet, in the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers at Harvard's Schlesinger Library. There were no other copies in commerce as of August 12, 2019. RARE. Item #2029
CONDITION: Wrappers lightly soiled and slightly torn along the spine, although the text block remains firmly attached to the wrappers. Internally clean, bright, and unmarked. A Very Good copy.