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Franklin Roosevelt visit to Atlanta

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Type: Photographs | StillImage
Title: Franklin Roosevelt visit to Atlanta
Date: 1932 Oct. 23-1932 Oct. 24
Description: View of presidential candidate Franklin Delano Roosevelt's motorcade visiting Girls High School (later Roosevelt High School) in the Grant Park neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. In the car (front, l-r) is James Roosevelt, unidentified man, Atlanta businessman Alvin Belle Isle. In back (l-r) is Georgia senator Richard B. Russell, Jr., Georgia Democratic Party Chairman Hugh Howell, Sr., and Franklin Roosevelt.

Local identification number: VIS 146.01.36

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States, and served from 1933 until his death in 1945. He was Governor of New York, prior to being elected president. Roosevelt was a frequent visitor to Warm Springs, Georgia after he contacted polio. He utilized the pools at the resort town to heal his legs. Roosevelt visited Georgia over forty-one times between 1924 and 1945, and consequently endeared himself to many of the state's residents.

Local identification number: ahc146001036a.jpg

Subjects: Girls--1930-1940 | Schools--Georgia--Atlanta | School children--Georgia--Atlanta | Teenagers--1930-1940 | Motorcades--Georgia--Atlanta | Presidential candidiates--United States | Politicians | Automobiles--1930-1940 | Vehicles--Georgia--Atlanta | Crowds--Georgia--Atlanta | Clothing and dress--1930-1940 | Political campaigns | Political parades and rallies--Georgia--Atlanta | Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 | Roosevelt, James, 1907-1991 | Howell, Hugh Hawkins, 1888-1979 | Russell, Richard Brevard, Jr., 1897-1971 | Belle Isle, Alvin Looney, 1884-1950 | Girls High School (Atlanta, Ga.) | Roosevelt High School (Atlanta, Ga.) | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta GA 30305, 2006
Original Material: 4 x 5 in. sepia tone silver gelatin print | Belle Isle Family Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U. S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/Isle,2

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Belle Isle Family Photographs, circa 1900-1940