EXTREMELY LARGE SIGNED AND INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT AS PRESIDENT.
Signed and inscribed by Roosevelt in ink on the matte below the image: “with the regards of / Theodore Roosevelt / May 11th 1907”.
The large vertical image depicts a bespectacled Roosevelt turned slightly to the right dressed in a three-piece suit with watch chain showing. The image is remarkable for its crispness and detail.
With “Copyright 1907, Harris & Ewing” in the bottom left of the image and blind-stamped on matte. Harris & Ewing was a prominent photographic studio (by the 1930s it was the largest in the United States) based in Washington, D.C. It was formed by George W. Harris and Martha Ewing in 1905 under the encouragement of Theodore Roosevelt after Harris had served as part of Roosevelt’s press entourage.
Image: 12.25 x 18.25 in; including original matte: 14.5 x 22.5 in; archivally framed and matted under museum glass to an overall size of 23x30 in.
Washington, D.C.: Harris & Ewing, 1907. Silver print. Some soiling and wear to matte; image in outstanding condition with only a few light surface marks. A stunning piece: by far, the most visually impressive signed Roosevelt photo we have handled.
Price: $12,000 .