Dimes Raised for Polio
- A White House worker sorts dimes raised in the first (1938) March of Dimes appeal.
An enormous fundraising effort began in January 1938 when entertainer Eddie Cantor suggested on the radio that people send dimes to President Roosevelt at the White House to help fight polio. With a few weeks, people had sent 2,680,000 dimes to the President. A White House worker sorts the mail in this picture.
- Library of Congress
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Diseases & Vaccines