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Rare footage of FDR in his wheelchair
The 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, had polio, which left him unable to walk unassisted. But, in the days before iPhones, he tried, and mostly succeeded in hiding that fact from the press. Now, a professor digging through the National Archive came across this video, which shows a quick snippet of the President in his chair, perhaps the earliest example of such footage.
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Rare footage of FDR in his wheelchair
The 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, had polio, which left him unable to walk unassisted. But, in the days before iPhones, he tried, and mostly succeeded in hiding that fact from the press. Now, a professor digging through the National Archive came across this video, which shows a quick snippet of the President in his chair, perhaps the earliest example of such footage.
Date: 7/10/13
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Video by:  NowThis News
 
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