U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, Sara Roosevelt, and Eleanor Roosevelt, at polling place in Hyde Park, New York, 1940.
Hyde Park New York USA Date:1940 Duration:1 min 46 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Opening scene shows a voting booth with curtains closed. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt (FDR) accompanied by his mother Sara Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt are seen preparing to vote in the 1940 Presidential elections. They stand together in front of a voting booth, with curtains open showing machine inside. There is much activity around and things seem a bit disorganized. (Other persons are voting and being assisted by volunteers, all unseen. But their conversations can be overheard.) At one point the President is amused, and almost laughs. President Roosevelt speaks with a man briefly, who helps him step aside, using his cane. At the same time, Eleanor Roosevelt helps her mother-in-law enter the open voting booth, and makes sure the curtains are closed. After Sara Roosevelt leaves the booth, Eleanor Roosevelt listens to brief comment from man assisting voters, and then enters the booth and votes. She is seen backing out of the booth.
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