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Lot #230
Hirohito Signed Photograph

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Estimate: $2000+
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Emperor of Japan (born 1901) from 1926 to his death in 1989. Hirohito's reign was marked by rapid militarization and aggressive wars against China and the United States. Following the devastating result of the atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in World War II, he renounced his divinity in favor of a democratic constitutional monarchy. Vintage matte-finish 8.25 x 11.25 photo of Hirohito in a three-quarter-length pose, boldly and prominently signed in thick black ink in Japanese. In very good to fine condition, with silvering to the perimeter of the image, and a short tear to the top edge. Signed photographs of Hirohito are extremely scarce, particularly in this larger size.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring John F. Kennedy
  • Dates: #692 - Ended May 15, 2024

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