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7.10.13 … rare Franklin Delano Roosevelt Wheelchair Footage …

A professor at an Indiana college says he has found film footage showing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt being pushed in his wheelchair, depicting a secret that was hidden from the public until after his death.Ray Begovich, a journalism professor at Franklin College south of Indianapolis, said Tuesday he found the eight-second clip http://bit.ly/12YW5Bp while conducting unrelated research in the National Archives in College Park, Md. The National Archives and the FDR Presidential Museum and Library couldnt say for certain if other such footage exists but both said it is at least rare.Roosevelt contracted polio in 1921 at age 39 and was unable to walk without leg braces or assistance. During his four terms as president, Roosevelt often used a wheelchair in private, but not for public appearances. News photographers cooperated in concealing Roosevelts disability, and those who did not found their camera views blocked by Secret Service agents, according to the FDR Presidential Museum and Librarys website.

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