The Press: Presidential Portraits

Head up, smiling, vital, masterful, Franklin D. Roosevelt looked steadily last fortnight into a battery of news cameras. Well their operators knew that the results would be indistinguishable from hundreds of similarly posed portraits, but the Press demanded that the appearance of the President of the U. S. on his 54th birthday be recorded. When the photographers seemed satisfied the President relaxed, took off his nose-glasses, dropped his head, rubbed his eyes strained by the dazzling flashes of magnesium bulbs. Alert, Harris & Ewing's cameraman snapped & flashed again. Result was a picture...

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