President Franklin D. Roosevelt
History of the "Unfinished Portrait"
"On Thursday, April 12, he planned to attend an afternoon barbecue given by his Warm Springs friends and then a minstrel show at the hospital. That afternoon, Roosevelt seated in a favorite chair near the fireplace, posed for a portrait by Elizabeth Shoumatoff. Suddenly, he suffered a massive stroke. Carried from the room into his bedroom, he died later that same afternoon. The “Unfinished Portrait” is on exhibit at the historic site."
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Note from James: I visited the Little White three or four times in my early years. When I first saw the "Unfinished Portrait" as a young man of 17, a sense of sadness came over me. FDR was the most admired man in my life for as long as I can remember. My Father and Mother was the first to tell me about him when I was 3 1/2 getting treatment at the Warm Springs Foundation Hospital in Warm Springs GA.
James' FAVORITE IMAGES OF FDR
In this fishing scene, though his head is turned----you can almost feel and see the tranquility he must be going through looking at the calm waters and the shoreline.
To me, James, this was not just a photo op. Looking at his face, his spirit shines through, his love of Warm Springs, his dog andmost of all the little girl.
Tears stream down the cheeks of accordion-playing Chief Petty Officer (USN) Graham Jackson as President Franklin D. Roosevelt's flag-draped funeral train leaves Warm Springs, Ga., April 13, 1945.
Mourning FDR: In a Classic Photo, the Face of a Nation’s Loss
Jackson had played music for FDR, and for countless other people at and around the so-called “Little White House” in Warm Springs, Ga., many times in the past. The two men had, so to speak, a history. The tears coursing down Jackson’s cheeks were, assuredly, the outward sign of an inward, deeply personal grief.
The anguish on Chief Petty Officer Jackson’s face was not his alone; in Ed Clark’s masterful, unforgettable portrait, we see — we feel — a nation’s loss.
Excerpt from Life.com @ Ed Clark—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
Read more: Mourning FDR: In a Classic Photo, the Face of a Nation’s Loss | LIFE.com http://life.time.com/history/franklin-d-roosevelt-death-classic-photo-accordion-player/#ixzz3O0Zou641
President Roosevelt's favorite song was called, "Goin Home". Please take a minute to visit, "Post Polio Support" to read an article called "A Moment Frozen In Time".
You Tube's Goin' Home by Mormon Tabernacle Choir....
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