Frequently Asked Questions
The children's song, "The Farmer in the Dell."
No. The personified figure of Depression is an animated drawing, but he flies above a spinning globe that is a live-action model.
As Oswald hits the street sign with a broom: "Yankee Doodle."
As he "mushes" his machine: "Dixie (I Wish I Was in Dixie)."
As he somersaults up the steps of the White House: "My Country, 'Tis of Thee."
The U.S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt sings "Confidence." The Vice President, John Nance Garner, carries a stack of papers and drops them after Oswald accidentally trips him (twice). A fairly realistic portrait of Abraham Lincoln hangs in the President's office next to his desk. A wackier portrait, of Theodore Roosevelt, hangs next to the door. A statue of Thomas Jefferson is shocked when Oswald steals his wig and bow tie.
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