Activities of the President Franklin D Roosevelt and his family in Hyde Park, New York. View of the Hudson Valley home of the President of the United States Franklin D Roosevelt. Roosevelt drives his car to a field. He talks with his children while filling documents at his residence. He sits with his wife on a garden. Children ride horses.
Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen (woman diplomat) weds Captain Boerge Rohde (Danish officer) at Hyde Park in New York. The newly married couple emerges from the St James Church in Hyde Park. Couple in their car surrounded by the invitees.The couple poses for public and press.
President Franklin D.Roosevelt (FDR) sitting at a desk, reading congratulatory letters and telegrams from supporters. He is surrounded by grandchildren: Curtis Dall,Jr.; Sara Roosevelt; and Anna Eleanor Dall. Next is a closeup of FDR signing a letter thanking Dan V. Stephens for his telegram. (Stephens was Democratic Congressman from Nebraska's 3rd District, 1911-1919. He died in January, 1939.) Scene changes to the lawn at "Springwood," the Roosevelt family estate in Hyde Park, New York, where President and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt are sitting in wicker lawn chairs. She is knitting, and FDR is paying attention to the grandchildren, Sara and Curtis, who are riding horses,and granddaughter, Sara, on a pony. He talks with Sara. Closeup of Sara. The President is next seen relaxing with his stamp collection. Finally, he is seen sitting by the fireplace, with his mother, Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt.
Presidential elections in the United States. Americans voting in various cities. People lined up outside building to vote. Buildings along the sides of the street. Acts and figures pasted on a board. People reading the news. President Roosevelt casting his vote at the Town Hall in Hyde Park, New York. Tabulation of the figure. Crowd at Times Square follow the returns. A board reads: 'National Broadcasting Company Election chart'. Announcements of figures on radio. A woman writing the figure on a board. Announcement of results at the Republican National Headquarters. Governor Dewey conceded defeat and President Roosevelt receives congratulations at Hyde Park.
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, in his study at the family home, Springwood, in Hyde Park, New York. He smiles and speaks. His desk is piled high with congratulatory messages following his reelection to a second term.
Funeral procession of President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the streets of Washington DC. Horse drawn carriage with casket escorted by men on motorcycles. Crowd lined up on sidewalks. Various U.S. military units march. Funeral procession arrives at White House. Casket is carried into building. Casket is placed in East Room, lying in state. Scene change to funeral services for FDR at Hyde Park, New York. President Truman and Franklin D Roosevelt's wife among the mourners. A volley is fired over the president's grave. Symphonic music track in background is interspersed with audio quotations from Roosevelt, including, from his State of the Union on January 7, 1943: "Therefore, let us all have confidence, let us redouble our efforts. A tremendous, costly, long-enduring task in peace as well as in war is still ahead of us. But, as we face that continuing task, we may know that the state of this Nation is good--the heart of this Nation is sound--the spirit of this Nation is strong--the faith of this Nation is eternal." Also heard at the beginning of the clip is Roosevelt saying, "American fighting men looked to the statesmen of the world to finish the work of peace for which they fought and suffered. We failed them then. We cannot fail them again, and expect the world again to survive," from his address to Congress on Yalta, March 1, 1945.