|“There can be no life without change, and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life.” - Theodore Roosevelt|
Huge signed photograph of Theodore Roosevelt as president, inscribed to Roosevelt’s physician and close friend.
The large image depicts the bespectacled president seated at his desk holding some papers. Roosevelt’s personal inscription, in deep black fountain pen upon the reverse blank portion of the papers in his hand in this image reads, in full:
“To Alexander Lambert with the affectionate regard of his friend -- Theodore Roosevelt -- March 4th 1907”.
In his second term as president, Theodore Roosevelt inscribed this image to his close friend and family physician Alexander Lambert. Not only was the relationship between the two well-documented in numerous letters and telegrams, but also the doctor accompanied Roosevelt on several of the president’s famous hunts.
Beautifully framed under UV-protected museum glass.
Original sepia-toned silver print. Two small chips at the top corners (not visible under the frame); otherwise in nearly perfect condition. Inscription crisp and dark, with a particularly fine example of Roosevelt's signature (the signature by itself is 3.25 inches long).
An extremely rare over-sized photo, with outstanding Roosevelt inscription and signature.
|Location of Origin: North America|
|Medium/Materials: sepia-toned silver print|
|Dimensions: Approx. 11x14 inches (photograph alone); 18.5x21.5 inches (framed).|
|Primary Classification: Folk Art and Americana : Prints and Multiples|
|Secondary Classification: Antique Books, Manuscripts, and Maps : Prints, etchings and lithographs|
|While 1907 marked the end of his two-term presidency, Roosevelt accomplished much as the nation’s 26th president. “The administration of Theodore Roosevelt was in some respects the first modern presidency. It is with Roosevelt that the most distinctive twentieth-century characteristics of the executive office emerged as more or less permanent traits. Roosevelt put the presidency and the federal government at the center of peacetime political action” (Encyclopedia.com).|
|Item Condition:||Two small chips at the top corners (not visible under the frame); otherwise in nearly perfect condition.|
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