Potus Passes Portsmouth 1940
  • Print
Written by Strawbery Banke archive

FDR in Portsmouth, NH (c) Strawbery Banke Museum / All rights reservedStrawbery Banke Presents

On April 10, 1940, with America approaching World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt motored through town on his way to the naval shipyard in Kittery, Maine. The photographer captured Roosevelt waving in his open car on Daniel Street. Just 55 minutes later the president boarded his yacht Potomac and sailed out of local history.



HISTORIC PHOTOS of the Greater Portsmouth Area appear here weekly

Franklin Delano Roosevelt in NH and Maine 1940 (c) Copyright Strawbery Banke Museum . Photo by Doug Armsden on SeacoastNH.com

This image from the book STRAWBERY BANKE:
A Seaport Museum 400 Years in the Making
by J. Dennis Robinson
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum Collection

Strawbery Banke