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G.E. KIDDER SMITH - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 343696

The architectural writer and preservationist signs this First Day Cover honoring historic preservation First Day Cover signed: "G.E. Kidder Smith" in blue ink. 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring Historic Preservation, postmarked San Diego, California, October 29, 1971.

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G.E. KIDDER SMITH
The architectural writer and preservationist signs this First Day Cover honoring historic preservation
First Day Cover signed: "G.E. Kidder Smith" in blue ink. 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring Historic Preservation, postmarked San Diego, California, October 29, 1971. Four 8c stamps affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. George Everard Kidder Smith (1913-1997) was an American architectural writer and photographer. He trained as an architect, received his MFA from Princeton in 1938, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II with special photographic duties. Through his career he wrote and photographed a number of books, the first of which was the 1943 Brazil Builds, an examination of South American modernism produced in conjunction with a Museum of Modern Art exhibition. Kidder himself designed a number of MOMA exhibitions, including an Edward Steichen show in 1945, "Power in the Pacific". Some of his other works were Switzerland Builds, Sweden Builds, Italy Builds, and Smith's most prominent work, the Source Book of American Architecture. Smith was also active as a preservationist. In 1962 Smith helped organize the preservation of the Villa Savoye. Toned. Corners rounded. Typed address on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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