Shirley Temple | White House Temple family photo

Shirley Temple | White House

Taken at White House, Washington DC, Washington DC USA on .

Child actress Shirley Temple leaving the White House after visiting with President Roosevelt. Here's what the caption (from the time) says: "Shirley told the President about losing a tooth last nigh ... show more

Child actress Shirley Temple leaving the White House after visiting with President Roosevelt.

Here's what the caption (from the time) says: "Shirley told the President about losing a tooth last night, and he told her about Sistie and Buzzie losing their teeth. Shirley expects to be in Washington a week checking on the affairs of government with different government officials"

This was during the Depression and Shirley Temple was considered a morale booster. President Roosevelt was doing all he could to lift the spirits of the American people during this time.

I believe the woman reaching out to Shirley as she stands in the car door is her mother, Gertrude Amelia Temple (née Krieger).

courtesy of the Library of Congress, Harris & Ewing, photographer

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