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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Typed Letter Signed as President.
    Henry A. Wallace: Signed Card
    -TLS: July 29, 1937. Washington, D.C. One page. 6" x 7". White House letterhead. Card: 4.5" x 2.5". Double matted and framed to 21.5" x 25.75".
    -TLS to W. Lloyd Keepers of New York City.
    -TLS: Original fold, slight creases, else fine. Card: Minor soiling, else fine.

    This FDR signed letter and card signed "H A Wallace" by his Vice President are double matted with an original invitation for their inauguration dinner on January 19, 1941, and 8" x 10" portraits of each. Also included is the official program for the inauguration dinner, housed in an archival sheet protector affixed to the back of the frame.

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    A very interesting FDR and Henry A. Wallace presentation piece, featuring separate 7 x 8" black and white photographs of FDR and Wallace with printed signatures below each photograph, an original invitation to the dinner in honor of the inauguration of FDR and Wallace held Sunday evening, January 19, 1941 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., with the complete Program of this auspicious event mounted on the verso of the framed presentation piece, a matted original signature of Henry A. Wallace measuring 2 ½ x 5", and a 6 ½ x 7"matted original signed letter written by FDR on The White House Washington stationery dated July 29, 1937 to W. Lloyd Keepers of New York, New York, in which FDR writes: "My dear Mr. Keepers:/ I have read with a great deal of interest your letter of July sixteenth and appreciate very much your courtesy in sending me those Hudson River views. They are indeed a great addition to my collection and I am delighted to have them./ My sincere good wishes to go you with this note./ Very sincerely yours,/ Franklin D. Roosevelt." The entire presentation piece is matted and framed to an overall size of 22 x 26 ½" in gold leaf frame, a very unique and fabulous FDR and Henry A. Wallace presentation piece.

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    June, 2008
    7th Saturday
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