SUMMARY: THIS OFFERING IS the only
known photograph of FDR as president showing leg braces. 1933
first photo session at White House. Price:$1495
call to order: 952-937-0325
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Roosevelt(1882-1945) Secretary of the Navy, governor of
New York State and President of the United States.
Roosevelt contracted polio as young man and had to wear braces
or be transported in a wheelchair during most of his political
The media was careful to never show FDR in either a wheelchair
or his leg braces which he needed to stand upright. In fact
the image in this item shows FDR sitting at the famous Resolve
Desk. In order to conceal his braces a panel was added to
the desk to conceal the leg well of the desk so FDR's braces
would not show.
This offering is an approx. 6.5 X 8.5 inches black and white
image of FDR at his desk. The photograph shows bumping of
one corner and several defects in the image. The photograph
is signed in ink "Franklin D Roosevelt" The signature
is dark and clear. Although there are several iterations of
this image on the net but this may well be the only signed
photograph with this image.
The person who obtained this photograph was a reporter for
Hearst Newspapers assigned to the White House. The photograph
is back stamped, but the back stamp is largely ilegible except
the part that indicates it was from Hearst Newspapers.
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