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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Artist
George Tames, 1919 - 1994
Sitter
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 30 Jan 1882 - 12 Apr 1945
Date
1944
Type
Photograph
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image/Sheet: 35.1 x 27.4cm (13 13/16 x 10 13/16")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9cm (28 x 22")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Frances O. Tames
Restrictions & Rights
© George Tames/The New York Times/Redux
Object number
NPG.94.204
Exhibition Label
Born Hyde Park, New York
When Franklin D. Roosevelt officially declared his willingness to be the Democrats’ presidential
standard-bearer for a fourth time, his long-delayed declaration of availability surprised no one. When Wendell Willkie, Roosevelt’s Republican opponent in 1940, heard about it, he asked, “Is that news?” After all, Roosevelt had already broken with precedent by seeking a third presidential term in 1940, and it was obvious that he did not intend to leave office until he had seen the country to final victory in World War II.
Nacido en Hyde Park, Nueva York
A nadie le sorprendió que, después de una larga espera, Franklin D. Roosevelt declarara oficialmente que estaba dispuesto a ser, por cuarta vez, el paladin presidencial de los demócratas. Al enterarse, Wendell Willkie, el oponente republicano de Roosevelt en 1940, preguntó: “¿Y eso es noticia?”. Después de todo, Roosevelt ya había sentado un nuevo precedente al postularse por tercera vez en 1940, y era obvio que no tenía intenciones de abandonar el cargo hasta llevar al país a la victoria en la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Place
United States\District of Columbia\Washington