DescriptionCordell Hull: Photograph Signed and Inscribed.
-[c. 1945] Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C. 9.25" x 13.25". Sepia.
-To: Frank Walker.
-One small crease, else very fine.
This outstanding Harris and Ewing portrait of FDR's Secretary of State is boldly signed "To Hon. Frank Walker, with highest esteem-Cordell Hull". Hull served under FDR from 1933 to 1944, when he resigned due to failing health. The following year, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "co-initiating the United Nations."
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A superb photograph of FDR's long-serving Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, in a full frontal pose, inscribed to Frank C. Walker and signed by Secretary Hull. The photograph measures is 9 ¼ x 13 ¼," and is sepia toned. Secretary Hull signs boldly "To Hon. Frank Walker,/ with highest esteem–/ Cordell Hull." Obtained from Walker's estate. In very fine condition.
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