• Short Summary

    President Roosevelt visits farming communities and Polio hospital in Georgia.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "US President makes tour of new Georgia Settlement".

    Pine Mountain, Georgia, United States of America (USA).

    VS of people at their farming settlement - lots of cows and horse drawn carts. LS choir of local school children sing as President Franklin D Roosevelt drives up in his car. The children are singing 'Happy Days Are Here Again'. Lots of Stars and Stripes flags are on display. The President is show a quilt made by local women. MS of FDR making speech from car - he compliments the choir on the improvements in their singing since his last visit. The children sing another song as he drives away.

    Infantile Paralysis Foundation, Warm Springs.

    Various shots of young polio sufferers - many in their wheelchairs - waiting for the arrival of the President. A close harmony choir of African-American singers perform spirituals. As the President drives in, the voiceover notes the he suffered polio as a child and his car is designed so he doesn't have to use his feet to drive. VS of the children listening to the choir. Roosevelt leads the applause from his car.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. May be missing item from 37/30 LNER issue.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1915.21
    Media URN:
    73224
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:00:00 / 01:27:02:00
    Canister:
    37/30 / UNI GAZ ROLL 17

Comments (1)

  1. smintonb says

    The community that President Roosevelt visited is actually Pine Mountain Valley, Georgia -- a different community from Pine Mountain, Georgia. The two communities are about 7 miles apart. I enjoyed the film by the way.

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