Lot 53: Theodore Roosevelt

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-12-18 16:58:48

Lot 53: Stunning print of an etched portrait of Roosevelt, 13 x 17, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black ink, "Inscribed for Orville J. Taylor Jr., with the best wishes of Theodore Roosevelt, Nov 4th 1916." Print bears a copyright notice to the upper left, "Copyrighted 1911 by Barmore Publishing Co. New York," and signed in the lower right in pencil by artist Otto Schneider, "Schneider." Handsomely matted and framed to an overall size of 22.5 x 26. In fine condition. Taylor was one of the eight founders of the Chicago Hughes Club, a 'non-partisan organization for voters who believe in Americanism and preparedness.' Although Roosevelt campaigned energetically for Charles Evans Hughes in the 1916 presidential election, he was defeated by the incumbent Wilson just two days after this was signed. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467 Wednesday, 13th January 2016 Estimate: $1500-2000
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