I had always heard that Franklin Roosevelt tried to hide his disability, but that doesn’t really seem to be the case.
Take this photograph, for example. There were no “candid” photographs in 1920. When a photographer was present, he’d be quite conspicuous setting up his tripod and lighting his flash powder. Had Roosevelt been at all sensitive about his infirmity, he would have had ample time to simply lay his crutches on the floor.
But he didn’t.