Lot #1012
Franklin D. Roosevelt Signed Photograph

Estimate: $1500+

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Fantastic vintage matte-finish 8.75 x 10.25 photo of President Roosevelt tipping his cap during a July 1934 visit to Hawaii, affixed to its original 9.75 x 12.5 mount, neatly signed in the lower right corner in fountain pen, "Franklin D. Roosevelt." The mount is also signed in pencil by the photographer, "M. Arthur Robinson, F.R.P.S." Ornately double-matted and framed to an overall size of 20 x 23. In fine condition, with light silvering to the darker areas of the image. A great image showing the president adorned with traditional Hawaiian flower leis, clearly enjoying his time in the tropics.

Provenance: from the estate of Senator Carl Levin. A lifelong Democrat, ardent advocate for civil rights, and staple of the United States Senate from 1979 to 2015, Senator Levin was also a longtime client of RR Auction. As a collector, he favored his political heroes—Harry S. Truman, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr.—as well as those figures emblematic of the American spirit, like Robert Frost, Joe Louis, and Helen Keller.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: November 18, 2022 - December 07, 2022

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