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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Photograph Signed as President-Elect.
    -[1932] 8" x 10". Black and white. Matted and framed to 12.5" x 15.5".
    -To: Raymond Moley, Jr.
    -Some toning, minor warping, else fine.

    FDR inscribes and signs (in full): "For Raymond II from his friend Franklin D. Roosevelt". FDR gave this personally signed item to the son and namesake of his close advisor Raymond C. Moley, who would later resign as Assistant Secretary of State to become one of FDR's most vocal critics as Editor of Today (1933-1937) and, later, as Associate Editor of Newsweek.

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    A large black and white frontal picture of President-Elect Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1932, personally inscribed to the son of Raymond C. Moley as a birthday gift. FDR writes: "For Raymond II from his friend Franklin D. Roosevelt." A terrific personally signed item for the son and namesake of one of FDR's closest early advisors, Raymond C. Moley, who would later resign from his position as Assistant Secretary of State to ultimately become one of FDR's most vocal critics as editor of Today (1933-1937) and later associate editor of Newsweek.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    7th Saturday
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