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    Franklin D. Roosevelt's Travel Cane. In 1921, while vacationing in New Brunswick, Roosevelt contracted an illness that left him paralyzed from the waist down. For the rest of his life, Roosevelt refused to accept that he was permanently paralyzed, going so far as to attaching iron braces to his hips and legs and teaching himself to walk short distances by swiveling his torso while supporting himself with a cane. In private he used a wheelchair, but he was careful never to be seen in it in public (indeed, photos of him in a wheelchair are very rare). This black enamelled cane, with "FDR" monogrammed on the steel handle, was used by the late President. It unscrews at various points along the shaft and separates into five sections that can be stored for travel in the accompanying black leather case that also includes an alternate curved handle. The items are in Very Fine to Excellent condition with mild wear. Accompanied by COA from L.A. Prop and Wardrobe Co.

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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