Sunday, February 26, 2012

and now for something of historical significance II

I have managed to amass quite a tidy collection of vintage photographs over the years - this being the prized piece - a previously unpublished photograph of President Roosevelt.
These were taken in 1934 when he visited the Norris Dam in Tennessee.






Here is a link to the speech FDR made on that day.

These were taken by Bernie Presnal, who helped build the Norris Dam while working in a CCC camp. I found a massive collection of his photographs abandoned in an apartment here in Florida many years ago. Many more of his pictures and letters can be seen here.