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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Inscribed Photograph to Representative Joseph Bryson of South Carolina.
    -Black and white, 8" x 10.25", mounted on a page of black paper removed from an old photograph album.
    -Slightly cockled at the edges, primarily from the mounting process, with some crazing to the image, else very good.

    An attractive image of FDR which he has nicely inscribed: "For Joseph R. Bryson M.C. from his friend/ Franklin D. Roosevelt". Bryson, a Democrat, served as South Carolina's Representative to Congress from 1939 until his death in 1953.

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    A rare and wonderful 8 x 10" signed black and white glossy photograph of FDR with the inscription written and signed in FDR's own hand: "For Joseph R. Bryson M.C. from his friend/ Franklin D. Roosevelt." Joseph Raleigh Bryson (1893-1953) was a United States Representative from South Carolina; born in Brevard, North Carolina, January 18, 1893; moved, with his parents, to Greenville, South Carolina in 1900; attended the public schools; was graduated from Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, in 1917 and from the law department of the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1920; enlisted on September 28, 1915, as a private in Company A, First Infantry, South Carolina National Guard, and served until discharged on August 9, 1916; reenlisted on August 3, 1917, in the Medical Reserve Corps, being discharged as a second lieutenant of Infantry on December 12, 1918; was admitted to the bar in 1920 and commenced practice in Greenville, South Carolina; member of the State House of Representatives 1921-1924; served in the State Senate 1929-1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and to the seven succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in the Naval Hospital at Bethesda, Maryland, March 10, 1953. The photograph itself is a wonderful one of FDR, and in very good condition, mounted on black construction paper with a vintage signature from the President.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    7th Saturday
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