Military officer and politician (1887–1975), one of the most durable leaders of the 20th century, who led the government of Republic of China from 1928 until his death. Seldom-seen 8.25 x 11.75 richly colored magazine photo, potentially from a 1955 LIFE spread, boldly signed in black ink in Chinese. In fine condition, with light to moderate surface creasing resulting from affixment to a same-size sheet of cardstock, mainly visible at an angle, and not detracting from the image’s overall appeal. Chiang appeared on the cover of LIFE Magazine an astonishing ten times over his career. While smaller, black and white signed photos of Chiang are offered fairly frequently, color images of this size and caliber are rare—this is the largest, most dynamic example we have ever encountered. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.
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