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 Author  Topic: Roosevelt at Higgins
Patrick Matthews

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A Corbis photo:
http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-photo/rights-managed/U957349INP/roosevelt-viewing-ship-model



Roosevelt Viewing Ship Model
Original caption: Ship Building Factory Visited by President. New Orleans, Louisiana: Andrew J. Higgins, Sr., of Higgins Industries Inc, tells President Roosevelt, with the aid of models, how he turns out boats for the Navy and Army at top notch speed. This was during the (caption cut off...)


Looks like a PT hull in the background... I assume the ship model is for checking deck cargo arrangements?

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Cool photo, thanks Pat. Apparently he was on a tour: of defense plants: http://www.nww2m.com/2012/09/fdr-visits-higgins/

Higgins ran a tight ship:
After giving the President three cheers and a rousing ovation, Higgins shouted to his workers, And now, the President would like to see how quickly you can get back to work.



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Is that a PT in the background.


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Is that a PT in the background.


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Patrick Matthews

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Yes

Yes.

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Pat;
According to date of photo, the boat probably is PT 80-84 RON 13.
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