Childhood Drawing of a Sailing Ship by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Item From: Roosevelt Family Papers Donated by the Children. (1882-1945)
This 1887 drawing was made by Franklin D. Roosevelt when he was 5 years and 11 months old. It accompanied a letter that he addressed to his mother, “My dear mama we coasted yesterday nothing dangerous yet, look out for tomorrow!! your boy, F”. It is fitting that he drew a ship to send to his mother, given his future actions as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy during World War I.