Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)


Vintage signed photograph as President

Vintage matte-finish signed photograph. Signed and inscribed as president in the lower border in fountain pen “For Mr. and Mrs. A. M. MacRae from their friend Franklin D. Roosevelt”. 7.25 x 11.0 inch, fine Harris & Ewing portrait, lower left corner bears a Harris & Ewing Washington blindstamp. Photo probably slightly trimmed, minor corner bend at lower left edge, else fine condition. Accompanied by a transmittal letter from the White House Assistant Secretary M. H. McIntyre, dated January 14, 1937. The letter is clued on verso of the photograph. Uncommon, especially with the White House transmittal letter.

 

Price: $ 1,365 / € 1.050

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Vintage signed photograph

Signed photograph “Franklin D. Roosevelt”. 8.0 x 10.0 inch, photo by ORTHO, N.Y. Discolored, upper left and right corner with minor corner crease, else good condition.

 

Price: $ 1,235 / € 950

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Rare autographed letter signed

Autographed letter signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt”. 1p., 7.25 x 10.5 inch. New York City, n.d. (about 1926). On his personal letterhead as Vice President of the "Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland". Written while on vacation, the future President asks his secretary to forward his mail. In full: “Will you please send on my mail + continue to do so every 2 or 3 days, till Aug 20th? Long to bother you - This is a wonderful spot - too delightful to open mail from, but I have to keep up!" Mailing folds., else fine condition. FDR is rare in handwritten letters. From the Estate of Malcolm S. Forbes.

 

Price: $ 1,290 / € 1.090

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Excellent content letter signed “Lighthouses for the Blind”

Typed letter signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt”. 2pp., 8.5 x 11.0 inch, Committee for Lighthouses for the Blind letterhead, 1921, May 31. Letter to William J. Sharp, in part: “In reaching your decision as to the acceptance of the state chairmanship offered to you by President Warren G. Harding, Honorary Chairman of the Committee for Lighthouses for the Blind, Mr. Lewis L. Clarke, President of the American Exchange National Bank…and I, feel that you would like to have the information which caused us to determine that we had no choice in regard to serving this movement. These briefly are the facts: 1–The work was founded more than 15 years ago by Miss Winifred Holt, under the name of the New York Association of the Blind; 2–The early growth of the institution was aided unsparingly by such men as William Howard Taft, Elihu Root, Charles E. Hughes, the late Joseph H. Choate, and the late Grover Cleveland…Mr. Clarke and I await with interest your ideas on how the campaign should be conducted from a national standpoint and from the standpoint of the state of Ohio.” In fine condition. Among his many charitable and philanthropic activities at this time, FDR headed a $2 million fund drive for Lighthouses for the Blind. Fine letter on rare letterhead. Comes with my Franklin D. Roosevelt autograph study.

 

Price: $ 695 / € 510

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Uncommon WW II. dated letter signed

Typed letter signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt”. 1p., 8.0 x 10.5 inch, “The White House Washington letterhead”, 1942, March 4. Letter to William H. Davis in Washington. Signed at the conclusion in black ink. In full: “In your capacity as a public member of the National War Labor Board, and in accordance with the provisions of Executive Order No. 9017 of January 12, 1942, I hereby prescribe that you shall receive compensation for you services at the rate of $10,000 per annum, effective March 1, 1942." The letter shows original mailing folds, with file holes at the top edge and minor toning at the edges, else very good. Uncommon WW II. dated.

 

Price: $ 695 / € 510

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Typed letter signed

Typed letter signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt”. 1p., 8.0 x 10.5 inch, New York, 1932 February 6, “State of New York” letterhead. Governor Roosevelt writes a letter to Morris Osofsky in New York. In full: “Thank you so much for your greetings on my birthday. It was good of you to think of me.” Excellent signed in dark ink. Mailing folds, else fine condition. Comes with my Franklin D. Roosevelt autograph study.

 

Price: $ 630 / € 490

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