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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Inscribed Photograph With Rare Image of FDR Wearing Leg Braces.
    -9.5" x 7.75". Black and white. Faint New York photographer's mark on the verso.
    -Moderate surface crazing mainly at the edges and lower portion of the photograph affecting only the legs of FDR and Merkel, otherwise very good.

    Roosevelt was rarely photographed wearing his leg braces, making this image of FDR quite rare. The braces are clearly visible extending about a third of the way up FDR's legs. Seated with FDR is Herman W. Merkel and a third, unidentified gentleman. Merkel was a landscape architect, naturalist and forester responsible for, among other things, designing the first parkway in the city of New York. Roosevelt has inscribed the photograph in the upper right corner: "For my/ friend Herman/ W. Merkel/ Franklin D. Roosevelt".

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    December, 2008
    2nd Tuesday
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