President Franklin D. Roosevelt giving speech at Bonneville dam construction site

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt giving speech at Bonneville dam construction site


  • 1934-08-03 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the speaker’s stand, delivering an address to a large crowd at the Bonneville dam construction site on August 3, 1934. A cropped version of this photograph was one of nine that were published on Page 4 of the Oregon Journal on August 4, 1934, under the headline “President Roosevelt Visits One of Administration’s Big Projects.” This photograph had the following caption: “Another view of the president speaking. He was in splendid physical and speaking form to ‘put over’ his important message.” The photograph was part of a two-page photo spread included in the newspaper’s coverage of Roosevelt’s visit. See related image Nos. 371N2168, 371N21769, 371N2170, 371N2171, 371N2172, 371N2173, 371N2174, 371N2190, 371N2192, 371N2193, 371N2194, 371N2195, and 372A1257. Also see image No. 371N2186 of crowds touring the ship on which the president arrived in Portland.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N2197

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