Monday, April 16, 2012

FDR's Mansion

The Roosevelt's small family home (yea, right!) has a much more comfortable feel than the Vanderbilt's.  The home is quite modest for, arguably, the most popular U.S. President.  The cottage seen above is Eleanor's place.  After FDR passed she had no interest in remaining in the Roosevelt's home (she lived with her mother-in-law for years!)  Looking at the photos I bet you can tell what his favorite horse was named.  Again, tough conditions for a photographer as the Roosevelt home is very dark/dimly lit.


trishalyn said...

You did a great job, Steve...these are beautiful!

I don't see the "softness" in the smaller images that you refer to. The enlargements ARE more impressive, though!

Thanks for bringing Hyde Park into our homes!

Linda said...

I agree with Trish--another great group of images. You did it justice under the dimly-lit-circumstances.

Not sure why they seem soft until enlarged. I've been wondering the same thing lately, so I hope the members of my "huge" following are clever enough to enlarge them and not think that I've posted "soft" images.