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    Louis Howe, FDR's Top Advisor: Original Desk Set.
    -1933-1935.
    -Some wear and staining, else near fine.

    This lot of original Louis Howe items includes a three-piece desk set: a 6" x 4" x 1.5" wooden box with the Presidential Seal on the lid; a 2" x 2" x 2" piece of sandstone removed from the north wall of the White House 1933, and mounted on a 4"-square wooden base; and an ashtray featuring a 3.5"-square piece of wood flooring removed from the Cabinet Room of the White House on August 6, 1934. Also included in the lot are two 8" x 10" B&W photographs: an original portrait inscribed by Howe to his secretary, Isabelle Wamsley (who also served as FDR's secretary after the death of Howe), and an original 1935 shot of Howe and Wamsley working together in the White House. This is a superb lot from one of the most important figures of the New Deal and FDR's first term as President.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2008
    2nd Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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