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Franklin Roosevelt Dedicates Museum of Modern Art

On May 10, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers a dedication speech for New York's Museum of Modern Art as the new establishment opens its doors.

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    On May 10, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers a dedication speech for New York's Museum of Modern Art as the new establishment opens its doors.

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