Origin of Famous FDR Photo.

There is this famous, almost iconic, photograph of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (sorry I have no link to provide). He is in his hand-pedal controlled car. And he is grinning with his cigarette holder stuck way up in the air. What is the story behind this famous photograph?

I may have heard a very long time ago the story. But it is so long I don’t even remember when it was or what the story is. I seem to vaguely recall he is very happy for a reason. But what is the reason?

Also, I recently saw a morphed picture of Pres. Barack Obama in this pose. So I guess my second question is, What is the significance when they show this photo now?

Thank you in advance to all who reply:)

OK. Let’s play “which one is it.”


That photo you provided is definitely “it”:).