Lot 379: Eisenhower Dwight D.



2016-04-29 10:55:26

Lot 379

(1890-1969) American General of World War II, later American President 1953-61. A good vintage signed and inscribed 7 x 9 photograph of Eisenhower in uniform and seated in a half length pose at his desk, holding a pen in one hand as he signs a document and holding a cigarette in the other. Photograph by Bertram Park of London and signed by him in pencil to the lower photographer’s mount. Signed by Eisenhower in fountain pen ink to the lower photographer’s mount with a good inscription, ‘To Lieut General K. A. N. Anderson, who commanded the British First Army throughout the North African campaign to the date of its smashing victory in Tunisia. With deep appreciation and best wishes, Dwight D. Eisenhower’. An excellent association photograph. Some light age toning, scuffing and minor foxing to the photographer’s mount, most likely caused by previous framing, and with a couple of small surface scratches to the image, otherwise about VG Kenneth A. N. Anderson (1891-1959) British General of World War II, remembered for his command of the First Army during Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa. Eisenhower, perhaps in slight contrast to the sentiments expressed on the present photograph, wrote of Anderson that he was ‘blunt, at times to the point of rudeness’. ]

Estimate: £250 - 350

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