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United Press International [Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the National Security Act]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.1371 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: 14 August 1935 Pagination: 1 photo ; b&w Order a Copy

One image of Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the National Security Act. Reverse side contains a message from his son James Roosevelt.

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

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