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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: West End Citizens' Association Three Items Signed as President.
    -March 1, 1934. Washington, D.C. Check: 6.5" x 2.75". Application: 4.75" x 3". Membership card: 3.75" x 2.5". Matted and framed to 33.75" x 14".
    -Minor toning, ink slightly faded on application, else fine.

    This interesting display includes three items pertaining to the West End Citizens' Association, to which FDR applied on March 1, 1934. The check, in the amount of one dollar, is drawn on the Guaranty Trust Company of New York, and was filled out entirely by FDR. The application, which features FDR's signature, also includes "The White House" handwritten by the President. The three items are matted with two 7.5" x 9.5" black-and-white photographs, one of FDR signing a document at his desk, and the other showing the driveway leading up to the White House. Still in existence today, the West End Citizens' Association is part of the larger Federation of Citizens Associations of the District of Columbia. By joining the association, FDR was making it known that he was also citizen Roosevelt, committed to the community in which he lived.


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    TWO original signatures of FDR, with some fifteen words additionally written in his own hand. President Franklin D. Roosevelt joins the West End Citizen Association of Washington, D.C. in 1934, an entire presentation piece consisting of three major items, plus original matting with black and white photographs of FDR at his desk and The White House, with black calligraphy on the matting below each item denoting its significance. The presentation piece, matted and framed in the 1930s or early 1940s, measures an overall 13 x 32 ½." It is a magnificent presentation piece which includes FDR's application to join the West End Citizen Association of Washington, D.C., number 40800, with FDR's full signature on the application card, below which the President specifies his residence as "The White House" in his own hand. The application is dated March 1, 1934. Also included is FDR's original handwritten check for 1934 membership dues to the West End Citizen Association, check number 60, in the amount of $1. The check is written entirely in FDR's own hand on Guaranty Trust Company of New York, also dated by FDR March 1, 1934. The third major item is FDR's Membership Card for the West End Citizen Association, specifying that the Honorable Franklin D. Roosevelt is paid to November 1st, 1934, signed by the West End Citizen Association's Treasurer, William R. Brown. The black and white photograph of FDR at his desk, pen in hand, signing a document, is to the left of the three presentation items from the West End Citizen Association, while the black and white photograph of The White House looking up to FDR's home from the driveway in front, is to the right of the three presentation items from the West End Citizen Association. Still in existence today, the West End Citizen Association of Washington, D.C. is part of the larger Federation of Citizens Associations of the District of Columbia. The Federation's goals are to work for the strengthening of residential communities and neighborhoods, to provide a forum for the expression and interchange of opinion, to further the interests of the people of the District of Columbia, and to secure and make effective united action. By joining the West End Citizen Association of Washington, D.C., President Franklin D. Roosevelt was also making it known that in Washington, D.C. he was also citizen Roosevelt, committed to the community in which he lived, and which thrived under the emerging New Deal of the time of his application to the West End Citizen Association. A wonderful and one of a kind piece, featuring two full signatures of FDR, with some fifteen additional words written in FDR's own hand.



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