Lot 74: Superb matte-finish 11.5 x 9.75 photo of Eisenhower's portrait as painted by Thomas E. Stephens, boldly signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen as president, "For: Stephen Benedict, with best wishes and with lasting appreciation of invaluable service on the White House staff, Dwight D. Eisenhower." In fine condition. Benedict began working on the Eisenhower campaign in 1952, and upon successfully winning the White House found himself as an assistant in the administration. He left the position in April 1955 to join the United States Information Agency, upon which President Eisenhower thoughtfully presented him with this inscribed portrait as a token of gratitude.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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