Random drab couple traveling in 1910s maybe to Hollywood

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Random drab couple traveling in 1910s maybe to Hollywood

Unread post by sepiatone » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:59 am

what can you say about this photo?
http://content.everydayhealth.com/wte3. ... ?width=515" target="_blank

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

Unread post by silentfilm » Thu 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

Unread post by sepiatone » Thu 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

Unread post by wich2 » Thu 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

Unread post by FrankFay » Thu 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

Unread post by Hamilton's Grandson » Thu 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.
Mark Hamilton (I) is on imdb.com
Joseph Hamilton (I) is on imdb.com
Gertrude Brooke Hamilton is on imdb.com

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

Unread post by wich2 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:50 am

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

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