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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Two Imprinted Copies of FDR's 1924 "Happy Warrior" Speech. Speech of Honorable Franklin D. Roosevelt Placing In Nomination For The Presidency Of The United States Governor Alfred E. Smith (New York City: Democratic National Convention, 1924), seven pages, 9" x 6". This set consists of an advance copy "For Release When Delivered at the Democratic National Convention...Not Before" and the final text copy. Lightly toned paper, excellent condition. Both items housed in custom green cloth slipcase having gold-stamped red leather cover plate and spine. Bookplate inside reads: "From The Franklin D. Roosevelt Collection of Donald Scott Carmichael."

    The seventeen day long 1924 Democratic National Convention was a "coming-out" of sorts for Roosevelt. After nearly three years of intense therapy for poliomyelitis, he re-entered public life and politics with a vengeance. People praised him for not only for the stirring speech but also for his physical courage. Frances Perkins, later appointed by FDR as the first woman in American history to serve in the Presidential cabinet, wrote, "Franklin Roosevelt underwent a spiritual transformation during the years of his illness... The man emerged completely warmhearted, with humility of spirit and with a deeper philosophy. Having been to the depths of trouble, he understood the problems of people in trouble."


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    A very rare item, the speech of the Honorable Franklin D. Roosevelt placing in nomination for the Presidency of the United States Governor Alfred E. Smith of New York at the Democratic National Convention in Madison Square Garden, New York City, June 1924. There are two rare and valuable items: the Advance Text Copy "for release when delivered at the Convention," very scarce, and the printed Final Text Copy, distributed to the public; 6 ½ x 9 ½," 7 pp., paper. Both copies are paper, and are each housed in plastic protective cover and a custom made slipcase of green cloth, whose cover features on text and spine red leather box with gold stamping the title Speech Nominating Alfred E. Smith: Franklin D. Roosevelt: Advance Text and Streeter Copy of Final Text: 1924. Bookplate inside reads: "From The Franklin D. Roosevelt Collection of Donald Scott Carmichael." The first break in FDR's difficult routine of intense therapy for poliomyelitis came when he briefly re-entered public life in 1924. FDR delivered the famous "Happy Warrior" speech nominating Governor Alfred E. Smith of New York for President at the Democratic National Convention. Delegates and citizens received him with acclaim not only for the speech, but also for his physical courage. Frances Perkins, later appointed by FDR as the first woman in American history to serve in the Presidential cabinet, wrote, "Franklin Roosevelt underwent a spiritual transformation during the years of his illness.... The man emerged completely warmhearted, with humility of spirit and with a deeper philosophy. Having been to the depths of trouble, he understood the problems of people in trouble." The 1924 Democratic National Convention was held in New York City, and was also the longest in American history, lasting seventeen days. A one of a kind item.



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