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Inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1937

Artist
Harry Warnecke, 1900 - 1984
Robert F. Cranston, 26 Jul 1897 - 1978
Sitter
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 30 Jan 1882 - 12 Apr 1945
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, 11 Oct 1884 - 7 Nov 1962
Charles Evans Hughes, 11 Apr 1862 - 27 Aug 1948
James Roosevelt, 1907 - 1991
Jesse Holman Jones, 1874 - 1956
John Nance Garner, 22 Nov 1868 - 7 Nov 1967
Willis Vandevanter, 1859 - 1941
Homer Stillé Cummings, 1870 - 1956
George Sutherland, 1862 - 1942
Joseph Taylor Robinson, 26 Aug 1872 - 14 Jul 1937
Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, 24 May 1870 - 9 Jul 1938
Mariette R. Garner, 1872 - 1948
Owen Josephus Roberts, 2 May 1875 - 17 May 1955
Date
1937
Type
Photograph
Medium
Color carbro print
Dimensions
Image: 43 x 54.8cm (16 15/16 x 21 9/16")
Sheet: 44.3 x 55.9cm (17 7/16 x 22")
Mount: 50.8 x 63.6cm (20 x 25 1/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 71.1cm (22 x 28")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number
NPG.97.134
Exhibition Label
"In this nation, I see tens of millions of its citizens . . . who at this very moment are denied the greater part of what the very lowest standards of living today call the necessities of life. . . . It is not in despair that I paint you that picture. I paint it for you in hope-because the Nation, seeing and understanding the injustice of it, proposes to paint it out." Thus Franklin Delano Roosevelt renewed his commitment to the New Deal policies he had established during his first term. New York Daily News photographers Harry Warnecke and Robert Cranston pictured Roosevelt-together with members of his family, his cabinet, and the Supreme Court-on the East Portico of the Capitol delivering his second inaugural address. The presidential seal has been draped in canvas to protect it from the cold rain that fell that day.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Place
United States\District of Columbia\Washington