14 - 15 February 2001
ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Portrait photograph by Pach Bros., New York (imprint at lower right), ca.1928. 17½ x 13¾ in. including photographer's gray mount (the image 131/8 x 9¾ in.), in original black wood frame, very slight trace of oxidation at edges of the print, not affecting the image.
FDR TO ER, 1928
An excellent, richly toned photograph, showing Roosevelt, with a determined expression in the mouth, gazing directly at the camera, wearing suit and tie. INSCRIBED BY GOVERNOR ROOSEVELT TO ELEANOR ROOSEVELT in ink in lower blank margin: "E.R. from FDR - Christmas 1928."
A frequently reproduced image of FDR during the period when he served as Governor of New York.
Provenance: Eleanor Roosevelt, originally hung in the Executive Mansion, Albany, New York, later in the White House (where it is visible in many photographs of Eleanor's office), later at Val-Kill Cottage (seen in photographs taken of the cottage interior in 1962, immediately after Eleanor's death).
Exhibited: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Centennial Exhibition, 1982.
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