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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Large photograph of FDR signing a document

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04675.06 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: Washington Type: Photograph signed Date: [1935? ca.] Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: With blind stamp in lower left "Harris & Ewing / Washington, D.C." The portrait shows FDR in profile, holding his pen in right hand and glass in the left. He is poised to sign what appears to be a letter.

People: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: President Government and Civics

Sub Era: The Great Depression