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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Signed Photograph.
    -Black and white. 7.75" x 10". Ortho, N.Y. studio mark at lower right corner.
    -With stiff stock from a file folder affixed at several points to the verso. Signature slightly faded, else near fine.

    A dramatic sepia portrait of FDR taken near the end of his tenure as Governor of New York or at the beginning of his first presidential term. He has signed in full at the lower margin of the photograph.


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    The extended description below was supplied by the consignor. We are making it available to our web bidders who are interested in more in-depth research and broader historical perspective. Please note that presentation (i.e. framing), lot divisions, and interpretations of condition and content may occasionally differ from our descriptions. Assertions of fact and subjective observations contained in this description represent the opinion of the consignor. These remarks have not been checked for accuracy by Heritage Auctions, and we assume no responsibility for their accuracy; they are offered purely to allow the bidder insight into the way the consignor has viewed the item(s) in question. No right of return or claim of lack of authenticity or provenance based upon this extended description will be granted.

     

    A fabulous sepia of FDR measuring 8 x 10" featuring a close-up head and shoulders image of FDR by Ortho of New York. The sepia image likely shows FDR as President in his early years, or as Governor of New York in his later years, boldly signed "Franklin D. Roosevelt" in black ink in the blank margin beneath the image. Reportedly this photograph of FDR belonged to FDR's law partner and close associate D. Basil "Doc" O'Connor. On the verso of the photograph is the handwritten word "Doc" indicating O'Connor's nickname. A very bold signature on a magnificent piece.



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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    7th Saturday
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