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Franklin D Roosevelt campaigning in Atlanta, Georgia, during the 1932 Presidential campaign and relaxing at Warm Springs winter home

Franklin D Roosevelt's Presidential election campaign in Atlanta, Georgia. In the opening scene, New York Governor Roosevelt begins addressing a huge gathering of some 7000 people in the old Atlanta Armory auditorium, on the evening of October 24, 1932. The stage is filled with flowers donated by Atlanta florists, for the occasion, including a tall arch of flowers surrounding the speaker rostrum. Roosevelt begins his comments expressing appreciation for the warm welcome given by people of Georgia. The scene then changes, completely, and He, along with his family, are seen relaxing in his winter home in Warm Springs, Georgia. He sits with a group of musicians and listens as they play country music.

Date: 1932, October 24
Duration: 1 min 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Roosevelt speaks during the dedication of Techwood Homes, at Georia Tech, in 1935

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, speaks at the dedication of Techwood Homes. (Techwood was a slum clearance project to build twenty-three brick and concrete buildings to house 604 families and 308 Georgia Tech students. It also included forty-two concrete buildings with 677 apartments at Atlanta University.) The President is seen delivering his dedication speech, entitled,"The Meaning of Progress," at Grant Field on the Georgia Tech campus, Atlanta, Georgia, before an audience of 50,000 people. He remembers the day, eleven years ago, in 1924, when he first came to Warm Springs, Georgia. He speaks about those days of so-called prosperity in America,when speculators profited and there was a "fools paradise before "the crash", and the citizens were left "holding the bag." He reflects on the disaster and gloom from 1929 to March 3,1933, and reminds the audience of his administrations subsequent actions to re-open closed banks and establish insurance for bank depositors. He speaks of the efforts of Government to find gainful employment for people out of work.

Date: 1935, November 29
Duration: 4 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
A Negro beautician styling hair of a Negro woman in Atlanta, Georgia.

Negro occupations in Atlanta, Georgia. A Negro beautician styling hair of a woman. The beautician talks to the woman while she works.

Date: 1939
Duration: 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A Negro beautician manicures the fingernails of a Negro man in Atlanta, Georgia.

Negro occupations in Atlanta, Georgia. A Negro beautician manicures fingernails of a Negro man. She uses a cuticle pusher on the man's fingernails and cleans them.

Date: 1939
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A cemetery with unusual grave-markers in Atlanta, Georgia.

A cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. The cemetery with unusual grave-markers.

Date: 1939
Duration: 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Negro businessmen in Atlanta, Georgia.

Negro occupations in Atlanta, Georgia. A Negro businessman speaking in his office. A picture of another Negro businessman.

Date: 1939
Duration: 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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