Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hyde Park, New York: Everything's coming up Roosevelt

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The Hyde Park Brewing Company cleverly took a liberty with FDR's cigarette holder by changing it into a spring of grain.

Located on the beautiful Hudson River in southeastern New York State, Hyde Park is a charming little town and most famous for being the lifelong home of President Franklin Roosevelt. He was born at the family estate, Springwood, and he is buried there, along with his wife Eleanor and dog Fala. The FDR home is a National Historic Site and well worth seeing, and the town revels in all its Rooseveltness. All around are signs reminding you that our 32nd president was from here, especially in the form of his famous bespeckled cigarette holder-clenching profile. Smokers aren't celebrated much any more, so it's interesting to see so many FDRs puffing away on aristocratic appliances. Happy days are here again.


Rick Kilby said...

They get a lot of mileage out of FDR's silhouette!

............. said...

Thanks for dropping by today. Amen on the comment. I so wish they would bring those little cartoon people back.

Love the photos you have here. I've never been there, but now I feel like I have.

Sarah V. said...

Wow. That's a lot of FDR's! Very fascinating.

Jeffery Blackwell said...

My 87-year-old father-in-law says "In my first election, I voted for the best President in my lifetime - FDR."

Gunnar and Sherry said...

Jeffrey: Yes, that FDR is a tough act to follow!