BEAUTIFUL SIGNED AND DATED PHOTOGRAPH OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT AT HIS DESK IN THE WHITE HOUSE, WITH EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE ROOSEVELT SIGNATURE.
Photographed by the White House photographer Barnett McFee Clinedinst (with Clinedinst’s 1907 copyright stamp at bottom left of photo), the portrait shows Roosevelt looking into the camera with work spread before him (including what appears to be a scenic nature photograph to his left).
Signed in ink below the photograph in the photographer’s mount: “Theodore Roosevelt / Oct 17th 1908”. In 1908, Roosevelt was nearing the end of his second term as president; only a few weeks after he signed this photo Taft won the 1908 election to succeed him.
The Roosevelt signature is a particularly fine example: crisp and dark and unusually large (nearly 5.5 inches long).
Sepia-toned silver print. Washington, D.C. Photograph copyrighted 1907; signed in 1908. Image by itself: 8.5x6.5 inches. Archivally framed in handsome wood frame and UV-protecting museum glass to an overall size of 14x15.5 inches. A few tiny spots on photo; generally in fine condition.
Price: $7,500 .