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1934 Franklin Roosevelt TLS and 1936 Original News Photo in Framed Display
Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $940.00
The words and image of our thirty-second President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, are beautifully presented together within the confines of this cherrywood framed display. His words are expressed in a one-page typed letter, written on official White House stationery, dated April 23, 1934. Writing to a Mrs. Eustace Ball, Roosevelt offers a kind remembrance of her husband, his former friend. In full: “Dear Mrs. Ball:- I wish much that you could have been here for the reception of the Class of 1904. I shall always remember Eustace and so will the many members of our class who were devoted to him. His fine spirit endeared him to all of us who were associated with him and I was always sorry that I did not have the opportunity of seeing more of him in these latter years. Very sincerely yours, Franklin Roosevelt [signed].” Roosevelt’s signature has been boldly scripted in black fountain pen and grades “9/10.” Matted alongside the letter is an original news photo capturing Roosevelt posing with Yankees manager Joe McCarthy and Giants manager Bill Terry prior to the start of Game 2 of the 1936 World Series held at the Polo Grounds. Roosevelt is pictured in the presidential box flanked by his son and daughter. The original wire caption for the photo, dated 10/2/36, is included with the piece. The letter (6.75 x 8.25 inches) has normal mailing folds and is in Excellent condition. The photo (8 x 6.5 inches) displays a tiny border tear along the left edge and a few extremely light surface wrinkles, which do not detract from its overall Excellent appearance. Total dimensions: 22 x 14.5 inches. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $940.00
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