Franklin D. Roosevelt Delivers Speech at Marion County Courthouse, Fairmont, W. Va.
Franklin Roosevelt, standing on a stone column to speak to hundreds of people crowded around the courthouse and in the street. This photograph was most likely taken during the 1920 presidential campaign when Roosevelt was the Democratic Party's vice presidential candidate. Note Roosevelt is standing, without assistance of crutches or braces. He did not contract polio until 1921.
Group of People Waiting for Train to Blackwater Falls, Fairmont, W. Va.
This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community.A group of people pose before an excursion to Blackwater Falls; the caption on the back of the print reads: "Vinegar Hill in background. These houses in back of Tannery. R.R. excursion toward Blackwater Falls."