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    An oversized photograph of Harding as a typesetter

    Warren G. Harding Signed and Inscribed Photograph. Albumen measures 16" x 11" on a mount measuring 20" x 15.75". An oversized black and white photo of Harding in shirtsleeves bent over a typesetter. Inscription on the mount reads: "To George H. Carter with the greetings and good wishes of one printer and public servant to another. Sincerely, Warren G. Harding."

    This image is undated but is likely signed as president. Harding appointed Carter as Public Printer to head the Government Printing Office at the recommendation of Senator Reed Smoot of Utah in April 1921. Prior to this appointment, Carter was an attorney from Iowa. From the Estate of Malcolm S. Forbes.

    Condition: Mount is brittle and has the top and bottom corners have broken off, but are present. A large chip is missing along the left margin, and there is a chip missing at top. Several tears along right margin are tentatively taped on verso. One and a half inch tear at bottom just misses the tip of the "W" in Harding's signature. The holograph is unaffected, and the image is worthy of restoration.


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