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Roosevelt Repository: 1941

Roosevelt Repository: 1941

May 2, 1941. "Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, New York. Exhibition hall." Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.


Cacophony Defined

Could you imagine the racket you would hear if a bus load of grade-school kids on field trip busted through those doors ?
Now if I only had a bag of marbles...

Great place to visit

FDR was the only child of a doting mother and she saved many, many artifacts from his childhood on. It's all there and makes for a very interesting trip.


Vases of the President of the United States.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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