Lot #7085
Franklin D. Roosevelt Signed Check as President

FDR receives a $5 donation to the March of Dimes
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Estimate: $500+


FDR receives a $5 donation to the March of Dimes

Manufacturer's Trust Company check, 8 x 3, filled out and signed by noted autograph collector Rev. Cornelius Greenway, payable to Franklin D. Roosevelt for $5, February 7, 1943, signed on the reverse by FDR as president, "Franklin D. Roosevelt," with typed endorsement: "Pay to the Natl. Foundation for Infantile Paralysis." Attractively double-matted and framed with a color copy of the front of the check to an overall size of 12.5 x 15.25. In fine condition, with a small tape stain to each edge.

Over a decade after founding his world-renowned polio treatment center in Warm Springs, President Roosevelt established the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in 1938 to continue his mission. Dedicated to funding vaccine research and helping patients throughout their rehabilitation process, the organization made a strong appeal to the public to get involved; quite literally adhering to singer Eddie Cantor's fundraising call to 'send in their dimes,' the American public filled the White House mail room with coin-filled birthday wishes for the President. The March of Dimes remains one of the most prominent nonprofit organizations in the United States to this day.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: U.S. Presidents
  • Dates: #630 - Ended February 17, 2022

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