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Top Dogs, Fala

Top Dogs, Fala

Date of Work
1940-1945
Credit
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum/NARA

Top Dogs, Fala

This black and white photograph shows Fala, the pet dog of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, posing on a grass lawn. A Scottish Terrier, Fala was a gift to President Roosevelt from his cousin Margaret “Daisy” Suckley. Fala went to live in the White House on November 10, 1940, and regularly traveled with the President, including trips to Roosevelt’s homes in both Hyde Park, New York and Warm Springs, Georgia. Fala was popular among the American public and frequently received letters from people across the country. In 1943, MGM made a short-subject film relating the World War II home front story from Fala's perspective.

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