ALEXANDER DE SEVERSKY - AUTOGRAPH 3/23 CO-SIGNED BY: EVELYN DE SEVERSKY, LARRY KENT, ANNETTE KENT, HANNAH SLATER, FRANCES RUSHMORE - HFSID 141976
ALEXANDER DE SEVERSKY, CO-SIGNED BY: EVELYN DE SEVERKSY, LARRY KENT, ANNETTE KENT, HANNAH SLATER, FRANCES RUSHMORE The signatures of the Russian aviator along with his wife, a New York journalist and three unknown others are written on this paper clipping in multiple ink colors Autograph note signed: "
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ALEXANDER DE SEVERSKY, CO-SIGNED BY: EVELYN DE SEVERKSY, LARRY KENT, ANNETTE KENT, HANNAH SLATER, FRANCES RUSHMORE
The signatures of the Russian aviator along with his wife, a New York journalist and three unknown others are written on this paper clipping in multiple ink colors
Autograph note signed: "Mar. 23-/Evelyn de Seversky with love to Hildy/whom we find greater then [sic] ever", "Sasha de Seversky", "Come to London soon- Please-/Annette & Larry Kent" in blue ink, on verso: "(Mrs.) Hannah Slater/[address]" and "Frances Rushmore- alias Karen March/N.Y. Journal American" in green ink. 9½x4¼. A Russian air ace in World War I, ALEXANDER DE SEVERSKY (1894-1974) came to the United States in 1918 and founded the Seversky Aircraft Corp. (forerunner of Republic Aircraft), manufacturing pursuit planes, notably the P-47. Member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, Seversky invented various airplane devices including abombsight. His book advocating reliance on strategic bombing to win World War II was turned into an influential Disney documentary film in 1943, with Severesky in a starring role. EVELYN DE SEVERSKY(1907-1967) was the wife of Alexander de Seversky. She was also known as an airplane pilot. The two were married in 1923. FRANCES RUSHMORE (1920-1958) was an American news journalist and editor. She worked at the New York Journal-American, and anti-communist publication, as a fashion editor where she met Howard Rushmore, notorious investigative journalist. The two were married in 1945, starting the beginning of a tumultuous relationship that would eventually result in the death of them both. On January 3, 1958, Howard Rushmore shot Frances and then himself, while in a taxi home from a restaurant. Other three signers merit further research. Toned. Edges irregular. Left edge torn from book. Otherwise, fine condition.
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