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LIFE magazine's best photos - Telegraph
As a new BBC Four documentary examines the story of LIFE magazine, we look back at some of their finest photographs.
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Jane Escoffier
Jane Escoffier • 1 year ago

Navy Chief Petty Officer Graham Jackson had played the accordion often for Franklin D. Roosevelt during the polio-stricken president's frequent visits to the spa at Warm Springs, Ga. He was scheduled to play for him again on April 12, 1945, the day Roosevelt died at the LIttle White House in Warm Springs. Instead, the officer found himself leading the funeral procession the next day, tears streaming down his face. By Ed Clark.

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The last photograph of President Franklin Roosevelt, taken at Warm Springs, GA by Nicholas Robbins for Elizabeth Shoumatoff. FDR died the following day. April 11, 1945.

Roosevelt, Franklin D.

President Franklin Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Young Franklin D. Roosevelt

Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt Fishing at Camp David - 1943

This is a great shot of FDR. Looks like he might have been in his twenties or thirties.

FDR, because he saved America.

On June 22, 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, commonly known as the G.I. Bill. It provided funds for education and home loans for veterans returning from World War II.

President Franklin Roosevelt at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on June 11, 1944. L-R: General Douglas Mac Arthur; President Roosevelt; Admiral Chester Nimitz; and Admiral William Taft Leahy.

Eleanor & Franklin Delano Roosevelt