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Franklin D. Roosevelt

FDR pauses his presidential motorcade to talk with his VA administrator

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FDR pauses his presidential motorcade to talk with his VA administrator

Very nice vintage matte-finish 13 x 11 photo of President Roosevelt stopping during a presidential motorcade to speak to Veterans Administration head General Frank T. Hines, signed in the lower border in fountain pen by Roosevelt, Hines, Virginia Governor George C. Perey and Congressman Clifton P. Woodrum who were seated in the car with FDR. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Photo was taken on October 19, 1934, when Roosevelt was on his way to dedicate the Salem, Virginia, Veterans Hospital. Newspaper accounts recall that Roosevelt, who was then not yet halfway through the first of his four terms, arrived in town on a private seven-car train, and rode in a Packard Phaeton—part of his 20-car caravan along a crowd-lined route to the hospital. The Roanoke Times reported that ‘The wildest enthusiasm during the tour to the grounds was evident at Virginia Heights school, where children let out deafening yells, waving their flags in a symphony of color.’ RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #424 - Ended March 12, 2014

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