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1941 photo of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, founder of The National Foundation, with polio-stricken patients Jerry Gould, Scranton, Penn., and Renee Daly from Spring Valley, N.Y.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: The National Foundation

1948 photo of President Harry S. Truman, presenting a check to polio victim Terry Tullos, 3, of Laurel, Miss.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: The National Foundation

1953 photo of President Dwight D. Eisenhower with polio-stricken sisters Pamela, 5, and Patricia O'Neil, 6, from Raleigh, N.C.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: The National Foundation

1962 photo of President John F. Kennedy with birth defect victim Debbie Sue Brown, 5, of Clarkson, Wa. The background of this photo was removed before the 1963 release of image.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: The National Foundation

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For its 25th anniversary, the National Foundation-March of Dimes released a series of four images of U.S. presidents with March of Dimes poster children.

From the January, 1963, March of Dimes release:

Four presidents of our nation have given recognition to the National Foundation-March of Dimes and its fight against crippling disease by greeting children who symbolized all the patients helped by funds contributed by millions of Americans. …

The March of Dimes finances nationwide programs of medical care, research, professional and public education in the fields of birth defects, arthritis and polio. Campaign theme is “Give for the Life of a Child.”

These four images have not been published in the Los Angeles Times.

After the successful release of the polio vaccines, in 1958 the National Foundation changed its focus to fight birth defects and infant mortality.

For more, check out the March of Dimes website.

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library has this 1950 photo of Truman with March of Dimes children.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library has additional images from the 1962 visit of Debbie Sue Brown, March of Dimes poster child.

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