Lot #7087
Harry S. Truman Signed Photograph in White House Timber Frame

"Made from White House roof timbers"—extraordinary oversized Truman presentation to a fellow Missouri Democrat in a relic frame
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Estimate: $5000+

Description

"Made from White House roof timbers"—extraordinary oversized Truman presentation to a fellow Missouri Democrat in a relic frame

Magnificent matte-finish 10 x 13 photo of the White House lawn from the South Portico, with the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument in the distance, presented in its original 14.25 x 17.75 mat, signed and inscribed on the mat in fountain pen as president, "To my good friend Hon. Clarence Cannon, with kindest regards & best wishes, Harry S. Truman, White House, May 10, 1949." Displayed in its original 16.5 x 20 wooden frame, identified on the mat by Architect of the White House Lorenzo S. Winslow, "This pine frame was made from White House room timbers installed 1817 and removed in 1927, L.S.W." In fine condition, with a few small dings to frame. Accompanied by a transmittal letter from Winslow. Cannon was a longtime congressman from Missouri, serving from 1923 to 1964, who was chairman of the US House Committee on Appropriations throughout most of Truman's term as president. Such large and impressive White House relics are rare and highly sought after.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: U.S. Presidents
  • Dates: #630 - Ended February 17, 2022





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