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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Signed Photograph Taking the Oath of Office.
    -1933. 14" x 11". Photograph credited to The Photocraft Company.
    -Small areas of chipping along the top edge, with a few rubbed spots mainly at the lower left corner not affecting the image, signature slightly faded, else very good.

    A historic and large black and white photograph of FDR taking the oath of office as the Nation's Thirty Second President of the United States. Roosevelt has signed boldly by his image, his signature stretching an astonishing 4 ½" across the top of the original inaugural photograph. FDR is shown being administered the oath of office from Chief Justice of the United States Charles Evans Hughes while his right hand is raised, on the east front portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. FDR's eldest son James Roosevelt and former President Herbert Hoover both stand to FDR's left, with the throng of other notables behind the central figures at this historic Presidential inauguration. There is also a separate large 3 x 14" caption, with red border, that accompanies this signed inaugural photograph, which reads: "New President Taking Oath of Office/ Franklin D. Roosevelt with hand raised being sworn in by Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes on the Rostrum in front of the Capitol. At the right is his son, James Roosevelt, and former President Hoover." In small letters at the bottom right of the caption it reads: "Produced by Photocraft News Co., New Haven, Conn."


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    A one of a kind and original historic and large 11 x 14" black and white photograph of FDR taking the oath of office as the Nation's Thirty Second President of the United States,  signed boldly by FDR at the top, his signature stretching an astonishing 4 ½" across the top of the original inaugural photograph. FDR is shown being administered the oath of office from Chief Justice of the United States Charles Evans Hughes while his right hand is raised, on the east front portico of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. FDR's eldest son James Roosevelt and former President Herbert Hoover both stand to FDR's left, with the throng of other notables behind the central figures at this historic Presidential inauguration. At the bottom right of the photograph is a stamp which reads: "Produced by the Photocraft Co. of New Haven, Conn./ News of the World in Pictures." There is also a separate large 3 x 14" caption, with red border, that accompanies this signed inaugural photograph, which reads: "New President Taking Oath of Office/ Franklin D. Roosevelt with hand raised being sworn in by Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes on the Rostrum in front of the Capitol. At the right is his son, James Roosevelt, and former President Hoover." In small letters at the bottom right of the caption it reads: "Produced by Photocraft News Co., New Haven, Conn." This is an extremely rare item from FDR's first inauguration as President of the United States, boldly signed by the President at the top, a one of a kind FDR and New Deal memento.



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    June, 2008
    7th Saturday
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