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    Benito Mussolini Photograph Signed. This 5.75" x 8.75" chest up portrait features the Italian dictator turned slightly to his left reading a handful of papers. The photograph been affixed along the upper edge to a backing mat to an overall size of 9.25" x 13". Il Duce has inscribed on the mat below his image to "A Bert Lord / Member of Assembly / Roma 23 Maggio [May] 1928 - VI [signed] Mussolini." The Bert Lord to whom this is inscribed is likely American Congressman Bert Lord, at the time a member of the New York State Assembly. The Roman numeral VI before the dictator's signature is for the sixth year after his march on Rome [October 27-28, 1922], whereby Mussolini was handed power by King Victor Emmanuel III. The mat is slightly toned, else fine.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    9th Thursday
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