DC -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial (Original one outside of National Archives):
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FDRARC_021022_02.JPG: This was the original FDR Memorial. Before he died, Roosevelt was asked what type of memorial he'd like. He said he'd like a block of marble, no bigger than the desk in front of him, with such-and-such text on it. So that's what they did. The much larger FDR Memorial came about in 1990's.
Wikipedia Description: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
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FDR's feelings about a memorial (the other FDR Memorial)
FDR had been asked in 1941 about how he would like to be memorialized. In 1965, twenty years after his death, a very modest memorial was dedicated on the lawn in front of the Archives Building near the corner of 9th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue according to his explicit wishes. The engraved words on the memorial say "In Memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1882 - 1945". A plaque in front of the memorial gives fuller details:
In September 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called his friend, Supreme Court Justice Frankfurter, to the White House and asked the Justice to remember the wish he then expressed:
"If any memorial is erected to me, I know exactly what I should like it to be. I should like it to consist of a block about the size of this (putting his hand on his desk) and placed in the center of that green plot in front of the Archives Building. I don't care what it is made of, whether limestone or granite or whatnot, but I want it plain without any ornamentation, with the simple carving, 'In Memory of ____'."
A small group of living associates of the President, on April 12, 1965, the twentieth anniversary of his death, fulfilled his wish by providing and dedicating this modest memorial.
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2002 photos: Image quality isn't going to be very good for the first half of this year because these are scans of prints.
Equipment this year: I took the plunge and bought my first digital camera. It was August 2002 and I bought an Epson PhotoPC 3100Z. While a nice camera, it had some quirks and bumping it would result in it being totally out of focus until you manually shut it down -- something which blurred almost every picture I took in New York City one day.
Trips this year: Two weeks out west, one week in New York, and one week down south.
This was the year I started the photo web site. It started to come together in August 2002, mostly as a way of allowing me to keep track of the pictures I was taking. It took awhile to add some basic bells and whistles (logging didn't get added until November) but it's been pretty much like it started out since then. Archaic but working, and free!
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