PRESIDENT GETS 'BIRTHDAY BALL' MILLION DOLLAR CHECK. AT THE WHITE HOUSE LAST NIGHT PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT RECEIVED A MILLION-DOLLAR CHECK FROM THE COMMITTEE IN CHARGE OF HIS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY LAST JANUARY. REAR ADMIRAL CARY T. GRAYSON, CHAIRMAN OF THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IS SHOWN MAKING THE PRESENTATION TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE AFTER WHICH THE CHECK WAS IMMEDIATELY TURNED OVER TO THE WARM SPRINGS FOUNDATION FOR SUFFERERS OF INFANTILE PARALYSIS. ON THE LEFT IN THE PICTURE IS DR. BASIL O'CONNOR, OF THE FOUNDATION, AND ARTHUR CARPENTER, RESIDENT TREASURER
Title from unverified caption data on negative or negative sleeve.
Date based on date of negatives in same range.
Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955.
General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.hec
Temp. note: Batch eight.
The Harris & Ewing, Inc. Collection of photographic negatives includes glass and film negatives taken by Harris & Ewing, Inc., which provide excellent coverage of Washington people, events, and architecture, during the period 1905-1945. Harris & Ewing, Inc., gave its collection of negatives to the Library in 1955. The Library retained about 50,000 news photographs and 20,000 studio portraits of notable people. Approximately 28,000 negatives have been processed and are available online. (About 42,000 negatives still need to be indexed.)