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“I owe my life to my hobbies—especially stamp collecting”—Franklin D. Roosevelt

FDR, Stamp Collector

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born on January 30th, 1882. January is also National Hobby Month. In honor of both, here's a photo from the National Postal Museum Library's photo collection—of President Roosevelt enjoying one of his favorite hobbies, stamp collecting!

For more information about FDR, his stamp collecting hobby, and the U.S. Postal Service, you can explore the exhibit Delivering Hope: FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression online or now on display at the National Postal Museum.—Cassie Mancer and Beverly Coward

Sources Consulted:

Ganz, Cheryl.  January 2010. National Postal Museum: About the Museum: Object of the Month: FDR-Stamp Collecting President.

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