Rare Footage of FDR Walking With Leg Braces

From:The 1930s

  • 2m 20s
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  • TV-PG

FDR contracted polio at the age of 39, which left his legs partially paralyzed. Fearing this would impact his bid for presidency, he came to an agreement with the press: no photos of him walking or getting in and out of cars.