Wednesday, January 30, 2013

FDR in Hudson


Today is Franklin Delano Roosevelt's birthday--which reminded me I've been meaning to share this photograph, taken of him in Hudson, in his last year as Governor of New York.
The FASNY Firemen's Home was built around 1900, so this 1932 "dedication" was likely that of the Memorial Hospital, which was added that year.
This old post card shows the original Firemen's Home on the left, and what I assume is the hospital addition on the right.   Roosevelt seems to be standing on a platform (and leaning on an armchair) between the two buildings.

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