President Roosevelt signing Social Security Act of 1935 in the Cabinet Room of the White House. A complete gallery of photos and posters is coming soon.

Sample parts of the The Battle for Social Security: From FDR's Vision to Bush's Gamble by Nancy J. Altman. Click on the links below for excerpts taken straight from the book. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.

Chapter 1
From the Poorhouse to Free Parking

Chapter 17
From FDRs Vision to Bush's Gamble