Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/FDR in wheel chair

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FDR in wheelchair[edit]

Original - Franklin Roosevelt with Ruthie Bie and Fala at Hilltop Cottage in Hyde Park, 1941.
One of the few photographs of FDR in his wheelchair, as he generally refused to be photographed in or around it. Roosevelt, who had been crippled in 1921, went to great lengths to hide his depedence on the wheelchair, to the point of actually teaching himself to walk with iron braces on his legs so as to keep up appearences.
Articles this image appears in
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt's paralytic illness, List of poliomyelitis survivors
Unknown. Site states that "All images are believed to be in the public domain".Margaret Suckley
  • Support as nominator --TomStar81 (Talk) 23:57, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose blown highlights. --Uncle Bungle (talk) 00:53, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose halftoning. DurovaCharge! 01:02, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment alternate (better scan) uploaded with more accurate copyright info. I've also corrected the creator, who is certainly known. No opinion on featuring. Chick Bowen 20:34, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
    • If only the alternate weren't way too small... DurovaCharge! 02:49, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
      • Nolo contendere. I just wanted to address the copyright/authorship issue. There may be a high-res scan out there somewhere--don't know. Chick Bowen 05:10, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
        • The shadows are pretty distracting, I'm not sure I could support the alternate even if it were high res. --Uncle Bungle (talk) 11:38, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose – if the alternate was of higher resolution it would stand a chance as featured picture – Ilse@ 08:12, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose Not only the above, but the crop takes off the top of his head. =/ I'd love to have a high-res version of the alternate for FP, though. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 15:47, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Not promoted MER-C 06:14, 7 September 2008 (UTC)