Random drab couple traveling in 1910s maybe to Hollywood

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Random drab couple traveling in 1910s maybe to Hollywood

PostThu Mar 30, 2017 9:59 am

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Re: Random drab couple traveling in 1910s maybe to Hollywood

PostThu Mar 30, 2017 11:44 am

This sure looks like a young Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt...
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Re: Random drab couple traveling in 1910s maybe to Hollywood

PostThu Mar 30, 2017 1:09 pm

Yes, it is. :) Maybe it's unfair to call them drab since we don't know what color Eleanor's dress is though Franklin is more than likely wearing a dark suit as most men in those days did when traveling. I thought the fact that Franklin is standing tall would throw folks off expecting him in a wheelchair.
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Re: Random drab couple traveling in 1910s maybe to Hollywood

PostThu Mar 30, 2017 4:09 pm

The wheelchair didn't come until the Twenties.
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Re: Random drab couple traveling in 1910s maybe to Hollywood

PostThu Mar 30, 2017 6:35 pm

This might be Young NY State Senator Roosevelt, or possibly Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
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Re: Random drab couple traveling in 1910s maybe to Hollywood

PostThu Mar 30, 2017 6:48 pm

Imagine being in perfect health and going for a swim in a body of water and then contracting POLIO immediately afterward resulting in loss of leg usage and being in a wheelchair. Still quite an accomplishment becoming President with this disability. WH did a great job of keeping that issue from the public. Great photo of them at that time though.
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Re: Random drab couple traveling in 1910s maybe to Hollywood

PostFri Mar 31, 2017 8:50 am

Jack Kennedy sometimes used crutches, too; those were also generally hidden.

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