Good wishes and contributions to March of Dimes flood White House for President's Birthday, 1940
Washington DC USA Date:1940, January Duration:1 min 42 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. mail trucks delivering many bags of mail to the White House, Washington, DC, on the occasion of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Birthday, January 30, 1940. Inside, stacks of letters are seen and women sort through them and empty coins from many of them. (These are contributions to the March of Dimes Campaign to fight Polio, instituted by President Roosevelt in 1938.) A huge birthday cake is also seen and men shown carrying it into the White House. Camera focuses again on the stacks of letters and coins. Several open letters contain dollar bills, as well. Mail carriers continue to bring in and empty mail bags.
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