textile

gta0649_roosevelt-portrait-cutout.jpg

Title

textile

Description

Franklin D. Roosevelt first met Georgia Tech President Marion L. Brittain during a visit to Warm Springs, Georgia. Roosevelt was several times a guest of Brittain’s at Tech football games. On November 29, 1935, President Roosevelt spoke to a crowd of roughly 50,000 people at Grant Field as part of the formal dedication of the Techwood Homes Project, the first low-income housing project in the United States.

This woven textile portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt was probably created by Georgia Tech's School of Textile Engineering in commemoration of that event.

Date

circa 1935

Contributor

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Identifier

gta.0649