As depicted in the new film starring Bill Murray, “Hyde Park on Hudson,” Britain’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited President Roosevelt’s home in Hyde Park, N.Y., and Washington, D.C., during the summer of 1939. The trip, documented by Associated Press photographers, was the first time in history a reigning British monarch made an official visit to the United States.
The king and president and family gathered at the Roosevelt home in Hyde Park, N.Y., during the tour of Canada and the United States in 1939. From left are first lady Eleanor Roosevelt; King George VI; Sarah Delano Roosevelt, the president's mother; Queen Elizabeth; and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Associated Press Buy Photo