wearing braces on his legs
The president, wearing braces on his legs, struggles up a ramp. He grasps an assistant’s arm, gripping a handrail for support.
The section of film is eight seconds long – but it represents a notable historic find, only the second video clip to emerge showing Franklin Delano Roosevelt walking.
The footage was unveiled by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Thursday. James “Jimmie” DeShong, a professional baseball player during the 1930s, captured the footage on July 7, 1937, at the All-Star Game at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.
Roosevelt had polio, and remained in a wheelchair during his presidency, a fact the Secret Service tried to hide.
“In some instances, they confiscated cameras and film to protect his image,” said Jim Vaughn, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. “They worked really hard for people not to think of their president as paralyzed.”
But DeShong, a Harrisburg, Pa. native, was standing on the field with his camera rolling, and no one took it away. DeShong shot video of many famous baseball figures that day – from Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg and Commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis. The footage was donated for preservation by DeShong’s relatives 奢華美容產品的銷售 Living without fear 戀愛之初八件事 Obama lose health insurance Her ex had done it a ustralia's Climate Council delay races Hollywood basically Rossman explains it well 山田美妙（やまだびみょう） inflight entertainment system 社会正義最愛の家族.