Lot 454: Eamon de Valera photo by Hartsook

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Lot 454: Author: Hartsook, Fred; Title: Original photograph portrait of Eamon de Valera; Place Published: [Los Angeles?]; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: c.1920; Description: Browntone silver photograph. Signed in the negative by de Valera, and with Hartsook's imprint in the negative. 34x27 cm (13½x10½"), in old frame under glass.Three-quarter head and shoulders portrait of Irish nationalist Eamon de Valera, who was to become the longtime Prime Minister and eventually President of the Irish Republic. The present photograph was likely taken in 1919 or 1920, when de Valera came to the United States seeking recognition of an independent Ireland, and to raise money to finance the struggle against British rule. The photograph is very similar, undoubtedly from the same sitting, as the example in the Library of Congress. Surprisingly, we can find no other Hartsook photographs of de Valera in institutional libraries. Condition: Very good condition, not examined out of frame. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $1500-2500
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