ERNEST LEE JAHNCKE - CALLING CARD SIGNED CIRCA 1929 - HFSID 280712
Sale Price $108.00
ERNEST LEE JAHNCKE
Ink signature on verso of his calling card as Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Calling Card signed on verso: "Ernest Lee Jahncke" as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 3½x2 card. Ink date (unknown hand) in lower right: July 8, 1929. Ernest Lee Jahncke (1877-1960), owner of Jahncke Drydocks in New Orleans, was Assistant Secretary of the Navy in the Hoover administration. Four years later, as American representative on the International Olympic Committee, he was expelled from the IOC (July 1936) for vigorously protesting the staging of that year's summer Olympic Games in Berlin. The site had been approved before Hitler took power, and Jahncke, of German ancestry himself, believed that the Nazi's virulent anti-Semitism justified withdrawing the games from that city. Lightly soiled at upper margin. Ink date (unknown hand) at lower right. Fine condition.
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