FDR Had The Greatest Childhood Ever

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2. You may know of the four-term, wartime president Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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3. But do you know baby FDR?

Yes, he is wearing a dress. At the time, boys from affluent families wore dresses until they were around 7 years old as a sign of stature in society. Franklin was 3 years old here.

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4. FDR was born into one of New York’s oldest, most affluent families in 1882.

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5. His grandfather made his fortune trading tea and opium in China.

And apparently loved to dress young FDR in a kilt too.

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6. His mother’s family was independently wealthy as well.


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7. And since Franklin was an only child, he was spoiled big-time.

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8. He got to take photos on a lion rug.

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9. And look wistfully away as he sat in this sweet chair.

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10. He wore these dashing suits.

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11. And checkered vests!

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12. He had this amazing dog.

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13. He learned to ride, shoot, row, and play polo and lawn tennis at a young age.

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15. And wear amazing hats like this one.

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17. And at 16, he was given a sailboat by his father.

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18. How else do you think he became this badass?

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