Lot #59
Herbert Hoover

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Estimate: $300+


Wonderful vintage matte-finish 9.5 x 13.75 portrait of Hoover by the Harris & Ewing Studio, signed and inscribed below in fountain pen, "To Arthur K. Reading, with kind regards of Herbert Hoover." Lower left of image bears the studio blindstamp. In very good to fine condition, with two creases in the borders.

Arthur Kenneth Reading (1887-1971) was an Massachusetts politician who served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1919 to 1922, as the District Attorney of Middlesex County from 1923 to 1926, and then as Massachusetts Attorney General from 1927-1928; Reading resigned as Attorney General after the state's House of Representatives voted to impeach him after he accepted $60,000 worth of bribes.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #583 - Ended May 13, 2020

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