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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Photograph Inscribed as President.
    -12" x 9.5", Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C. studio mark at the lower left corner.
    -Old mounting remnants along the top edge of the verso, else fine with a bright, strong inscription in FDR's own hand.

    An exceptional sepia-toned photograph of FDR captured in serious contemplation as he ponders important documents at his desk. In the margin at the lower edge FDR has inscribed the photo: "For Judge William N. Burwell from Franklin D. Roosevelt". A somber portrait of FDR probably taken during his first term as president. Burwell was a noted politician and judge from Virginia.


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    Fabulous 9 ½ x 12" sepia toned Harrison & Ewing photographic portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt in a distinguished pose, handsomely signed and inscribed on the white margin below the image, "For Judge William H. Burwell from Franklin D. Roosevelt." The photograph and FDR's signature are in excellent condition. William H. Burwell was a noted Virginia politician and judge. A terrific inscribed photograph from FDR to a distinguished jurist.



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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    7th Saturday
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