FIRST LADY EDITH K. ROOSEVELT - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE CO-SIGNED BY: SAMUEL "ROXY" ROTHAFEL - HFSID 311635
Sale Price $450.00
EDITH K. ROOSEVELT and SAMUEL "ROXY" ROTHAFEL
An unlikely pair of signatures, The First Lady and Radio City Music Hall founder sign their names on this 8¼x9½ sheet.
Inscribed signature: "Inscribed for Lawrence S. Scihiser/Edith Kermit Roosevelt", "'Hello/Larry'/Sincerely/'Roxy'", in black ink, 8¼x9½. Attached is a ¾x1 stamp of Theodore Roosevelt and a 2x2¾ drawing of Roxy Rothafel. Connecticut-born EDITH KERMIT CAROW (1861-1948) grew up near the Roosevelts in Manhattan and was a constant companion of the Roosevelt children. She even attended kindergarten in their East 20th Street home. Throughout their childhood, Edith and Theodore often went hiking, swimming and rowing together. They quarreled while TR was in college and shortly thereafter, he met Alice Lee. When 19-year-old Alice and 22-year-old Theodore married in 1880, a heartbroken Edith attended the wedding. After Alice died in 1884, a chance meeting of Edith and Theodore in 1885 rekindled their friendship. They were married in 1886 and had five children. American theater magnate SAMUEL ROTHAFEL (1881-1936), usually called Roxy, gave his name to the theater chain and also indirectly the Rockettes of his Radio City Music Hall, who were initially called the Roxyettes. The son of an immigrant shoemaker, Rothafel was a self-made man, like many of the founders of the film industry. Lightly soiled on right side. Corners lightly worn. Fine condition.
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