Elvis Presley signed U.S Army photograph

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2015-06-26 10:56:25

A Elvis Presley signed U.S Army photograph is an autographed photo of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll taken during his military service from 1958 until 1960.

Background information

Elvis Presley is one of the most important cultural icons of the 20th century. The best-selling solo recording artist of all time (with reported sales of over 1 billion records worldwide), Presley’s impact on the music industry can still be felt today.

The ‘King of Rock and Roll’ was conscripted into the U.S Army for military service in 1958 at the height of his early fame. He spent two years in service, during which time he was stationed in Germany, and returned to the U.S and his fame in 1960 with a series of feature films and soundtrack albums which gave him some of the most successful recordings of his career.

Item description

The official black-and-white photograph measures 8” by 10”, and features an image of Presley dressed in military fatigues whilst speaking to an officer named as Lieutenant Harry K. Wick.

The photograph was issued by Fort Chaffee, the military base at which Presley was inducted on March 24, 1958 (surrounded by the world’s media). The back of the photograph features a printed caption which reads:
"First Lieutenant Harry K. Wick, Commanding Officer of Company B, USA Personnel Center, Fort Chafee, chats with Pvt. Elvis A. Presley, newly-inducted Rock and Roll singer"

The front of the photo features Elvis’ signature and an inscription in the top left-hand corner which reads: "To Lieut. Wick from Elvis Presley"

Ownership

This rare autographed photograph is offered for sale by [[[Paul Fraser Collectibles}}}, a company which specialises in unique memorabilia and collectibles.

It is currently priced at £3,500.

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