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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Photograph Signed "To W.W. Howes from his friend Franklin D. Roosevelt," 15.5" x 19.5", image 13.5" x 17". W.W. Howes (1887-1962) was FDR's First Assistant Postmaster General. He was also a delegate to the 1940 Democratic National Convention. When FDR was nominated for a third term, Howes resigned as First Assistant Postmaster General in protest. His immediate boss, Postmaster General James A. Farley, was also opposed to a third term and also resigned, mounting an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination easily won by Roosevelt on the first ballot, 946 to 72 for Farley, and 75 for three others. This photograph by Hessler Henderson, Washington, D.C., was obviously inscribed by Roosevelt as President before the 1940 convention, most probably in the early 1930s. The photograph is in very fine condition. It is displayed in a blue leatherette presentation folder simulating a book, 16" x 21" x 1.25", with an ornate gilt-decorated spine imprinted I"Franklin/D./Roosevelt" in gilt lettering.

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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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