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.....Black Monday......

 

 

This is the dressing room of the Warm Springs Polio Centre in Warm Springs, Georgia, USA, where Franklin Delano Roosevelt had his treatments against polio. 

 

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.....Black Monday......

 

 

This is the dressing room of the Warm Springs Polio Centre in Warm Springs, Georgia, USA, where Franklin Delano Roosevelt had his treatments against polio. 

 

More about the history.

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comments (20)

This looks like an old photo Astrid.
Picturit: It was as if I stepped back in time when I entered these dressing rooms
Astrid.
I agree with Frank - you've made this look like it was actually taken in the 30's... Great job! Quite a history to that place!
Picturit: This was a great place to visit and highly educational. Frist we went to the house where FDR lived and later to these warm water treatment place. We learned a lot. Ginnie suffered from polio when she was 9. (and you know about her eyes) still she is one of the lucky ones.
Astrid.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Aug 2018, 04:29
It seems a little macabre...
Picturit: I know, Ray. However the people felt great to be in the warm water.
Astrid.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 20 Aug 2018, 05:24
Cet endroit est triste.
Picturit: I know, Martine. However it was a happy place for people with polio, it felt great to be in the warm water.
Astrid.
My immediate thought was Auschwitz, Astrid...which actually is fitting, because this part of the complex had a creepy feel to it. Forlorn and barren.
Picturit: I know what you mean and maybe not appropriate of me to show it this way, here people were being cured. These dressing rooms were all white and back then very modern is my guess.
Astrid.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 20 Aug 2018, 06:23
I don't think I would like that place, Astrid
Picturit: I think you will love the place, Lisl. These dressing rooms were like the originals as in the 1930's. They even had a place to shower, very modern for those days.
I happen to walk in the dressing room and the curtains are white as the paintwork, but almost no light came in. To know that a lot of people found relieve for their illness is wonderful. In the museum was also an iron lung to for people who were ill from paralyzing polio. Maybe it is not fair to the place to post a creepy picture like this. They try to get enough money to restore it into a swimming pool again. The well is still their and it has nice warm water. In the pool it was possible to ride people in on their beds if they could not walk them self.
Astrid.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 20 Aug 2018, 06:27
Interesting. I have heard about this place Astrid..
Picturit: This was highly interesting, Chris, also because Ginnie sufferd from polio when she was 9. She was one of the lucky ones, like Chad.
Astrid.
UN lieu qui ne rappelle pas toujours de bons souvenirs pour ces malades mais beaucoup ont ete sauvés..Belle photo
Picturit: Absolutely, Claudine. For them this was heaven on earth and the treatment did many people good. Ginnie suffered from polio when she was 9, the non paralyzed version of it, she was one of the lucky ones.
Astrid.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Aug 2018, 07:24
A very moving place. My first thought was 'nurses', 'hospital'. I never heard about this place before which gave ill people help and treatment. I know a person who is still suffering from polio in his childhood.
Picturit: This was a wonderful place back then, Philine. Ginnie had polio when she was 9 and we think that her eyes suffer from post-polio. Now she has glasses with a prism and it is good for now.
Astrid.
This is something I didn't know. If only America had an FDR now
Picturit: It was not something I knew too. It was a very fascinating day out, to learn all about him and polio. Ginnie had polio when she was 9.
Do we not all need a FDR now....
Astrid.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Aug 2018, 08:28
It looks a bit bleak now Astrid, but must have been fine back in it’s time. I remember having polio as a three year old, and consider myself very fortunate not to have had a lasting impact.
Picturit: It was a great place to be and the well still is nice and warm. Ginnie and you are the lucky ones, Chad. Ginnie had polio when she was 9.
Astrid.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 20 Aug 2018, 09:32
Vintage
JP
Picturit: Thank you, JP.
Astrid.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 20 Aug 2018, 10:40
i think this is an interesting place where they addressed such ailments in the past, Astrid.
Picturit: It was highly fascinating and very educational, Ginnie suffered from polio when she was 9, not paralyzing though, lucky her.
Astrid.
Polio is/was a terrible illness, I seem to recall back in the 50's.all of us at school had a vaccination to combet the disease. I often wonder what happened to those bad enough to have to live in an iron lung machine.
Picturit: Indeed it is and I just learned that in the Netherlands we use the Salk vaccination, expensive but reliable. Ginnie had polio when she was 9, not the paralyzing version of it. People in an iron lung machine would not live long, the muscles over time all weakened and the body might not handle that.
Astrid.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Aug 2018, 14:41
I had to suppress all my first thoughts. It looks forbidding.
Picturit: I think I knew in what direction you wanted to go. It looks like in 1930 and I think for that time it was very modern.
Thank you for the article about Shell and Hitler, that shows a totally different view on the matter. I refused for a long time to get my petrol from Shell. Now I am at an other Dutch company Tinq, Shell sold his local petrol station to "Lukoil" yeah right.... that is a Russian company, I rather walk than go over there....
Astrid.
Very appropriately gloomy for a black Monday smile
Picturit: Thank you, Tom. Apart from the leaves on the ground with were brown it al was already B&W.
Astrid.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Aug 2018, 01:02
The dressing rooms look compact in bijou!
Picturit: There was enough space to get into a bathing suit.
Astrid.
How interesting!
Picturit: This was an amazing place, Robin. So much history.
Astrid.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Aug 2018, 20:44
Looks to be taken during the time the Roosevelt was receiving treatment.
Picturit: Indeed, Alan. That is what the museum wanted. Roosevelt spent many hours here.
Astrid.
The dirty floor is so strange. It somehow makes it seem frightening.

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