Lot 39: Oval matte-finish 6 x 8 portrait of the president taken in 1904 by George Prince, affixed to a 10.25 x 13.25 mount, signed and inscribed as president on the mount in black ink, "To Augustus W. Bennett, with the regards of Theodore Roosevelt, Feb 26th 1909." In very good condition, with moderate to heavy overall toning and adhesive remnants to the top edge from previous display, a few dings to the upper right side of the mount, the last letter of the recipient's name very faded, and slight flaking to ink in the date. This dates to Roosevelt's final week as president, with William Howard Taft taking over the White House as his successor on March 4, 1909.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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