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FDR’s Ship Models – Part 3: Other Interesting Models

By Paul M. Sparrow, Director Many of the ships in FDR’s collection are historically significant vessels. Others fall more into the unique and unusual category. Originally a United States Coast Guard patrol boat, the USS Potomac served as the presidential … Continue reading

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FDR’s Ship Models – Part Two : 20th Century Naval Ships

By Paul M. Sparrow, director Franklin Roosevelt’s ship model collection is truly remarkable for its size and for the variety of models. During the latter part of his presidency he received many models of war ships. Having served as Assistant … Continue reading

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FDR’s Ship Models Part One: Sailing Ships

By Paul M. Sparrow, director Franklin Delano Roosevelt was an avid collector – of objects, people and most importantly ideas. He was a connoisseur of naval art, stamps, rare first edition books and of course ship models. While he was … Continue reading

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Found in the Archives

The RMS Titanic at 100 One hundred years ago, the British passenger liner RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic.Considered a marvel of sumptuous luxury and Progressive Era industrial engineering, the ship charged confidently through icy waters … Continue reading

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