DescriptionFranklin D. Roosevelt: Photograph Inscribed as Governor of New York with the Original Transmittal TLS.
-April 13, 1931. Albany, New York. 8" x 10", matted to an overall size of 10" x 13.5".
-Inked inscription slightly faded, else near fine.
A handsome black-and-white photograph inscribed along the lower portion of the mat: "For my old friend/ Walter W. L. Meyer/ With my regards Franklin D. Roosevelt"; accompanied by the original transmittal typed letter, on gold-embossed Executive Chamber letterhead, also signed in full by Governor Roosevelt. Meyer was a member of the Cook County Board of Assessors and in the letter Roosevelt mentions that his new Conservation Commissioner, Henry Morgenthau, Jr. informs him "that the Steuben Farm Dedication will probably take place late in the summer or early in the fall...I count, of course, on your coming to the party." Morgenthau would ultimately serve as Secretary of the Treasury upon Roosevelt's election as President in 1933. The letter has been mounted to the verso of the photograph via corner mounts. The letter is slightly toned, else it bears a bright Roosevelt signature.
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Photographic Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt signed: "To my good friend Walter Meyer, with my regards Franklin D. Roosevelt,"in an antique gold frame. On the reverse of the frame under antique glass is a full letter of thanks to Mr. Meyer also signed by FDR. This is a very elegant piece. FDR writes: "April 13, 1931/ Walter W. L. Meyer, Esq./ Cook County Board of Assessors/ Chicago, Illinois/ Dear Walter:/ Henry Morgenthau, Jr., the new Conservation Commissioner, tells me that the Steuben Farm Dedication will probably take place late in the summer or early in the fall. As soon as we get the titles completely cleared up we will set a date. I count, of course, on your coming on for the party./ I am delighted to send you another picture, personally autographed, for your office./ I do not need to tell you how very much pleased I was over the results in Chicago last Tuesday./ Many thanks for sending me the souvenir issue of the Stueben Beacon. It has not come yet but I am looking for it./ Sincerely yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt."
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