A close examination reveals that in addition to being crippled as a result of polio, FDR was also apparently blind. The two disks on his eyes were evidently meant to represent his sun glasses but being opaque they render him sightless. They also bring to mind coins placed on the eyes of the dead. From one angle, the President appears to have only one hand; from the back it seems he is missing his arms. One can only speculate that this sculptural afterthought was rendered in a vengeful spirit: ‘you want handicapped, I’ll give you handicapped’ .