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Inauguration of FDR

Inauguration of FDR
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Artist
Miguel Covarrubias, 22 Nov 1904 - 4 Feb 1957
Sitter
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 30 Jan 1882 - 12 Apr 1945
Charles Evans Hughes, 11 Apr 1862 - 27 Aug 1948
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, 11 Oct 1884 - 7 Nov 1962
John Nance Garner, 22 Nov 1868 - 7 Nov 1967
Herbert Clark Hoover, 10 Aug 1874 - 20 Oct 1964
Lou Henry Hoover, 29 Mar 1874 - 7 Jan 1944
Charles Curtis, 25 Jan 1860 - 8 Feb 1936
Alfred Emanuel Smith, 30 Dec 1873 - 4 Oct 1944
James Aloysius Farley, 30 May 1888 - 9 Jun 1976
Raymond Charles Moley, 27 Sep 1886 - 18 Feb 1975
Louis McHenry Howe, 1871 - 1936
Joseph Taylor Robinson, 26 Aug 1872 - 14 Jul 1937
Bernard Mannes Baruch, 19 Aug 1870 - 20 Jun 1965
Owen D. Young, 1874 - 1962
William Gibbs McAdoo, 31 Oct 1863 - 1 Feb 1941
Albert Cabell Ritchie, 1876 - 1936
Claude Augustus Swanson, 31 Mar 1862 - 07 Jul 1939
Byron Patton Harrison, 29 Aug 1881 - 22 Jun 1941
Herbert Henry Lerman, 1878 - 1963
Thomas James Walsh, 12 Jun 1849 - 2 Mar 1933
John William Davis, 13 Apr 1873 - 25 Mar 1955
Carter Glass, 4 Jan 1858 - 28 May 1946
Norman H. Davis, 1878 - 1944
Newton Diehl Baker, 3 Dec 1871 - 25 Dec 1937
Henry Lewis Stimson, 21 Sep 1867 - 20 Oct 1950
Andrew William Mellon, 24 Mar 1855 - 26 Aug 1937
Ogden Livingston Mills, 23 Aug 1884 - 11 Oct 1937
John Pierpont Morgan, Jr., 7 Sep 1867 - 13 Mar 1943
Paul Claudel, 1868 - 1955
Sir Ronald Lindsay, 1875 - 1975?
Mark Sullivan, 1874 - 1952
Walter Lippmann, 23 Sep 1889 - Dec 1974
John Joseph Pershing, 13 Sep 1860 - 15 Jul 1948
Date
1933
Type
Print
Medium
Color halftone on paper
Dimensions
Image: 34.2 × 48.3 cm (13 7/16 × 19")
Sheet: 54.5 × 61.3 cm (21 7/16 × 24 1/8")
Mat (Verified): 72.4 × 76.2 cm (28 1/2 × 30")
Topic
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Pipe
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat
Architecture\Column
Equipment\Camera
Architecture\Building\Capitol\US Capitol
Religious\Angel
Architecture\Stairs
Illustration
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie
Human Figures\Crowd
Alfred Emanuel Smith: Male
Alfred Emanuel Smith: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York
Alfred Emanuel Smith: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
Alfred Emanuel Smith: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
Alfred Emanuel Smith: Politics and Government\Governor\New York
Alfred Emanuel Smith: Law and Law Enforcement\Police\Sheriff
Alfred Emanuel Smith: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Business executive\Company President
Herbert Clark Hoover: Male
Herbert Clark Hoover: Politics and Government\President of US
Herbert Clark Hoover: Science and Technology\Engineer
Herbert Clark Hoover: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of Commerce
Albert Cabell Ritchie: Male
Albert Cabell Ritchie: Politics and Government\Governor\Maryland
Norman H. Davis: Male
Norman H. Davis: Politics and Government\Diplomat
Norman H. Davis: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Banker
Charles Evans Hughes: Male
Charles Evans Hughes: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Charles Evans Hughes: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
Charles Evans Hughes: Politics and Government\Governor\New York
Charles Evans Hughes: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Charles Evans Hughes: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice\Chief Justice of US
Lou Henry Hoover: Female
Lou Henry Hoover: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US
Claude Augustus Swanson: Male
Claude Augustus Swanson: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Secretary of the Navy
Joseph Taylor Robinson: Male
Joseph Taylor Robinson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Joseph Taylor Robinson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Joseph Taylor Robinson: Politics and Government\Governor\Arkansas
Joseph Taylor Robinson: Politics and Government\US Senator\Arkansas
Joseph Taylor Robinson: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Arkansas
Byron Patton Harrison: Male
Byron Patton Harrison: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Byron Patton Harrison: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Mississippi
Byron Patton Harrison: Politics and Government\US Senator\Mississippi
Byron Patton Harrison: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Teacher
Ogden Livingston Mills: Male
Ogden Livingston Mills: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Ogden Livingston Mills: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of Treasury
Ogden Livingston Mills: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York
Ogden Livingston Mills: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York
Walter Lippmann: Male
Walter Lippmann: Literature\Writer
Walter Lippmann: Politics and Government\Public Official
Walter Lippmann: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper editor
Walter Lippmann: Communications\Journalist\Columnist
Walter Lippmann: Pulitzer Prize
Walter Lippmann: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Raymond Charles Moley: Male
Raymond Charles Moley: Literature\Writer
Raymond Charles Moley: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Professor\University
Raymond Charles Moley: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Advisor
Raymond Charles Moley: Communications\Journalist\Columnist
Raymond Charles Moley: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Louis McHenry Howe: Male
Louis McHenry Howe: Communications\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper
Louis McHenry Howe: Politics and Government\Assistant to US President
Owen D. Young: Male
Herbert Henry Lerman: Male
Thomas James Walsh: Male
Thomas James Walsh: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Thomas James Walsh: Politics and Government\US Senator\Montana
Paul Claudel: Male
Sir Ronald Lindsay: Male
Mark Sullivan: Male
Mark Sullivan: Literature\Writer
James Aloysius Farley: Male
James Aloysius Farley: Business and Finance\Businessperson
James Aloysius Farley: Politics and Government\State Legislator\New York
James Aloysius Farley: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster\Postmaster General\US Postmaster General
James Aloysius Farley: Politics and Government\Campaign Director
Bernard Mannes Baruch: Male
Bernard Mannes Baruch: Literature\Writer
Bernard Mannes Baruch: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Financier
Bernard Mannes Baruch: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Advisor
Bernard Mannes Baruch: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist
Bernard Mannes Baruch: Business and Finance\Economist
Newton Diehl Baker: Male
Newton Diehl Baker: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Newton Diehl Baker: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War
Newton Diehl Baker: Politics and Government\Public Official\Mayor\Cleveland, OH
William Gibbs McAdoo: Male
William Gibbs McAdoo: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
William Gibbs McAdoo: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
William Gibbs McAdoo: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of Treasury
William Gibbs McAdoo: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Business executive\Railroad
William Gibbs McAdoo: Politics and Government\US Senator\California
Andrew William Mellon: Male
Andrew William Mellon: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of Treasury
Andrew William Mellon: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador
Andrew William Mellon: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Financier
Andrew William Mellon: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Patron of the arts
Andrew William Mellon: Visual Arts\Art Collector
Andrew William Mellon: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Industrialist
Carter Glass: Male
Carter Glass: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of Treasury
Carter Glass: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper
Carter Glass: Politics and Government\US Senator\Virginia
Carter Glass: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Female
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Literature\Writer
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Lecturer
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Humanitarian
John Joseph Pershing: Male
John Joseph Pershing: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General
John Joseph Pershing: Pulitzer Prize
John Joseph Pershing: Congressional Gold Medal
Charles Curtis: Male
Charles Curtis: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Charles Curtis: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Charles Curtis: Politics and Government\US Senator\Kansas
Charles Curtis: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Equestrian\Jockey
Charles Curtis: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Kansas
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Male
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Governor\New York
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\President of US
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Politics and Government\Vice-Presidential Candidate
Henry Lewis Stimson: Male
Henry Lewis Stimson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Henry Lewis Stimson: Literature\Writer
Henry Lewis Stimson: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Colonel
Henry Lewis Stimson: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War
Henry Lewis Stimson: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
John Pierpont Morgan, Jr.: Male
John Pierpont Morgan, Jr.: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Financier
John Nance Garner: Male
John Nance Garner: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
John Nance Garner: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
John Nance Garner: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Speaker of the House
John Nance Garner: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Texas
John Nance Garner: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Texas
John William Davis: Male
John William Davis: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
John William Davis: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
John William Davis: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador
John William Davis: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Advisor
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© Condé Nast
Object number
NPG.82.43
Exhibition Label
With the exception of Abraham Lincoln, no president has ever taken office against a darker backdrop than Franklin D. Roosevelt did on March 4, 1933. With banks failing and unemployment at 28 percent, a total national collapse seemed possible, and the day’s gray weather only reinforced the bleak mood. The carefully chosen words of Roosevelt’s inaugural speech, however, briefly lifted the gloom, and when he broke into a confident smile at the close, the crowd cheered in relief. The optimism of that moment grew in the coming months as Roosevelt’s New Dealers launched a series of innovative measures to end the Great Depression.
Mexican caricaturist Miguel Covarrubias produced this rendering of Roosevelt’s inauguration for Vanity Fair, which billed it as a panorama of “magnificos, diplomats, and military commanders.” In the lower right is the doleful “Forgotten Man,” wearing a sandwich board—a grim reminder of the country’s dire straits.
Excepto Abraham Lincoln, ningún presidente había asumido el cargo con un país en condiciones tan nefastas como las que enfrentó Franklin D. Roosevelt el 4 de marzo de 1933. Con los bancos en quiebra y una tasa de desempleo del 28 por ciento, la posibilidad de un derrumbe nacional era real, y el día nublado contribuía a ensombrecer los ánimos. Sin embargo, el cuidadoso fraseo del discurso inaugural logró mitigar la pesadumbre brevemente. Al final del mensaje, el presidente desplegó una sonrisa llena de confianza y el público lo vitoreó con alivio. El optimismo de ese momento creció en los meses siguientes con la implantación de las medidas innovadoras del New Deal, dirigidas a poner fin a la Gran Depresión.
El caricaturista mexicano Miguel Covarrubias produjo esta imagen de la toma de posesión de Roosevelt para la revista Vanity Fair, que describió el evento como un panorama de “magníficos, diplomáticos y líderes militares”. En la parte inferior derecha se ve al afligido “hombre olvidado” con un panel-sándwich, un triste recordatorio de la terrible situación del país.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery