Lot 57: Outstanding matte-finish 14 x 16.75 portrait of Roosevelt at his desk, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "For James M. Barnes, from his friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt." Blindstamped in the lower right by the US Army Signal Corps. In very good condition, with small tears to the blank area above his head and right edge, light scattered bends and creases, and a portion of the signature and inscription a few shades light. An Illinois Democrat, Barnes served in Congress from 1939 to 1943 before being appointed as administrative assistant to President Roosevelt, a role he continued under Truman. An unusually large, crisp image with an excellent political association.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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