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Franklin D. Roosevelt's Oval Office Desk

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Oval Office Desk
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As seen during our visit to President Franklin D. Roosevelt President Home and Library Museum, Hyde Park, New York.

What a hoot, made Explore!! OK maybe it was for the day BEFORE it was posted but it's the thought that counts! Seems to be a trend for me.
Explore 4 Sep 2017, #66 ____________________________________________________FDR's Oval Office Desk
Franklin Roosevelt used this desk and chair in the White House Oval Office throughout the 12 years he served as President of the United States. At this historic desk he signed the act creating the Tennessee Valley Authority, the declarations of war with Japan and Germany, the GI Bill, and other landmark laws. Here he also met with national and world leaders and presided over hundreds of press conferences.

The desk was used previously by President Herbert Hoover. It was presented to Hoover by the Grand Rapids Furniture Manufacturer's Association in 1930. When President Roosevelt took office he kept his predecessor's office furnishings.

Franklin D. Roosevelt managed to pull Americans out of the Great Depression and lead them to victory in World War II. His support of an active federal government shaped American politics through the remainder of the 20th century. FDR was a Democrat, and his package of federally-supported public works and social programs was known collectively as the New Deal. Roosevelt was so popular he was elected four times — a lengthy run which later led to the passage of the 22nd Amendment, restricting presidents to two terms. He died in office in 1945, only a few months into his fourth term and just a few months before the end of the war.
Date: 2017-09-06 07:04:00

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fantastic shot, man. great setup, great light, great colors and details. interesting read as well. i like that he kept the office furnishings of the one before. that's cool.

everything all comes together here. nicely done, man.
Photomaginarium 2017-09-06 07:39:24
[] A visit to a real leader offers some perspective! :)
GAPHIKER 2017-09-06 07:45:44
[] Hear Yea! Hear Year! I wonder how he's doing in his grave these days? The clarity is inspiring as well as striking.
hana1080 MAC problems. 2017-09-06 08:02:29
wonderful shot Even his phone's cool.
tfinn123442 2017-09-06 08:45:42
A wonderful piece of history beautifully photographed
New Expressions by the Old Christine 2017-09-06 09:16:27
FABULOUS capture . . .
Thank you so much for sharing.
I LOVE desks . . . have one in almost every room in our home!
A n t o i n e t t e 2017-09-06 10:19:19
What an amazing shot, Steven! Thank you for showing this to us in such a cool way and getting a bit of history is a great bonus! America seems so far away these days:) Stunning work!!
mags : ) 2017-09-06 10:37:32
So great to see this! I love the things on his desk... like that calendar... just the kind my father had on his desk. Seeing these things jerked me right back to my childhood.
Beautifully photographed.
ForestPath 2017-09-06 10:38:43
I enjoyed your commentary and likewise how proud people must have been in those days with the achievements mad, quite different to how many people think now I am sure.
What no power points with 20 cords powering up must have IT devices !
cheezepleaze 2017-09-06 11:20:54

So rich of details, very elegant also, it is the first time I see how was the work place of this great american president worldwide known. Fine and outstanding work, Steven.
Susie Sun 2011 2017-09-06 12:37:24
Wow! Look at all those knick-knacks!

Excellent shot! I'm not much into history. People fighting, more people fighting... Now with the technology to end it all.
merripat 2017-09-06 13:15:30
His desk is about as cluttered as mine.
Glenn Anderson. 2017-09-06 17:27:48
great !!!!!!!!!!!
EUgenG_ 2017-09-06 22:05:19
Beautiful shot Steven. I visited Hyde Park several times while my son was at Vassar. Hallowed ground.

You'd enjoy visiting the FDR cottage on Campobello Island, if you've never been.
jtr27 2017-09-06 22:29:11
Interesting composition, nice to see ! Beautiful colors and light, Steven!
De Rode Olifant 2017-09-06 23:09:18
Very cool shot Steve!! Loving it!!!
LAURA~MATESKY 2017-09-06 23:21:25
Love the old phone! Great shot!
OpenSpaces PrairiePlaces 2017-09-07 02:03:05
Great capture and thanks for the information
a56jewell 2017-09-07 07:39:50
Nice light and comp, Steve
77dps 2017-09-08 06:31:59
Fabulous shot and awesome to see, thanks for sharing :-))
uteart 2017-09-08 06:32:34
excellent detail!!
msdonnalee 2017-09-08 08:54:59
A wonderful capture - and I love that portrait of FDR! ;o)
Congrats on the Explore too!
Elisafox22 slowly catching up ;o) 2017-09-09 00:05:13
Love this shot, Steve! I visited Hyde Park years ago too. I'd love to go again!
di_the_huntress 2017-09-09 07:11:10

Cool Beans!
Excellent piece of history and fine picture.
Congrats on making Explore.

jgbirdmangrossinger 2017-09-09 09:14:52
Congrats on Explore!
Happy my wifi is working well enough that I saw the previous comment!
merripat 2017-09-09 09:40:38
[] Thanks Mary!! Just another classic explore experience, added to explore for the day before I posted and then only lasted about 12 hours and was dropped! It is what it is... :) by the way our internet service has been really really poor, some nights its pointless, tonight it's very much hit up and down...sun activity.
GAPHIKER 2017-09-09 09:45:50
Great shot of a great man's workplace where serious decisions were made for a nation in trouble both national economically and internationally. I'm afraid I don't have the same feel for the present occupant of that august position....
Front Ranger 2017-09-09 09:51:55
I love your framing choice featuring the desk in the context of the museum! I almost thought you had come to GA - we have the Roosevelts' "Little White House" in SE GA not far from me! Lots of very interesting items captured, Steven. Thank you for your fave and comment a few minutes ago - I haven't been on Flickr much in the last few weeks and I appreciate your not forgetting me. I will get caught up - I woudn't want to miss your great work. If you didn't read my commentary on my post tonight, please go back and read it so you will see some of what is going on with me now.
TuthFaree 2017-09-09 10:24:36
[] Could be sun activity. I always figure it's internet traffic from my neighbors.

Solar activity can affect lots of communications. Could be quite dangerous : (

But it is a nice shot!
merripat 2017-09-09 12:27:21
humorous composition!
~SG 2017-09-11 06:58:54
America needs another FDR, and soon...............
Rain Sun 2017-09-13 09:47:29
a very impressive and good image Steve. We in Germany have very good memories of the this famous president F.D. Roosevelt.
I wish you a relaxed nice weekend :-) 2017-09-24 17:48:29
Congrats on Explore!
This is a stunner, Steven. I love your PoV from the chair behind the desk. Feels so well balanced and the clarity is amazing. Also including the displays and visitors at the side adds special dimension to the image. Were you shooting through glass?
I feel I should attend the Steven Hromnak school of photography.
Osohepi 2017-09-29 08:23:37

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