Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Franklin D. Roosevelt Photograph Signed and Inscribed to Eleanor Roosevelt. A Bachrach studio portrait, 7.5" x 11.25". Signed beneath the image, "For E.R. with F.D.R.'s love. 30 January 1929." Presented on the eve of Roosevelt's inauguration as Governor of New York, the Tiffany style frame is engraved at top "To the First Lady of New York from"; and the sentiment ends at bottom: "Franklin D. Roosevelt / 1920 The Happiest Warrior 1929." The dates mark the year of his last political campaign before his bout with polio (1920 vice presidential nomination), and his victory of the Governor's office for a term beginning in 1929. "The Happiest Warrior" is a play on his predecessor Al Smith's nickname, "The Happy Warrior."

    The sides of the frame are adorned with engraved signatures of seven members of the "Cuff Link Gang", close associates of Roosevelt's that had worked on his unsuccessful campaign as the Democratic Vice-President in 1920: Marvin H. McIntyre, Stephen T. Early, Kirke L. Simpson, Charles H. McCarthy, Louis M Howe, Thomas Lynch, and Stanley Prenosil.

    Condition: Slight toning to the photograph, with a few areas of surface chips, specifically affecting the image in the area of Roosevelt's arm. The frame is marked "Sterling 14"; with tarnishing to surface, and heavy wear and rubbing to verso. The frames stand is completely detached, but present.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2016
    19th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 788

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 February 16 Americana & Political - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $615,551