GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1952 - HFSID 178561
Sale Price $765.00
MacArthur shown here at the 44th AnnualNational Business Show in NYC.
Photograph signed: "D. MacA." as Chairman of the Board of Remington Rand, Inc. B/w, 9x7. New York City, 1952 October 20. Photograph by Kas Heppner, New York City. Yellowed mounting tape remnants at lower blank corners and upper blank margin. Light horizontal creased across image. Overall, fine condition. Accompanied by two newspaper articles relating to MacArthur's appearance at the event. Both picture MacArthur with Judy Davis, a young blind girl, and George Soto, a disabled Navy veteran, who are operating Remington machines. One article is headlined: "Gen. MacArthur 'Invades' the Business Show". Both are captioned at lower margin. At lower margin of one of the articles: "P.S.: The General had 'no comment on the political situation whatsoever.'" Photographs slightly grainy. Glue stains at upper margins of both articles. Overall, fine condition. Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) graduated #1 in his class at West Point (1903) and rose to brigadier general as a combat leader in France during World War I. He was named US Army Chief of Staff in 1930, and lost popularity by forcibly expelling the Depression era Bonus Army from Washington (1932). Through most of the 1930s, he was chief military advisor to the Philippines, a US protectorate preparing for independence. He commanded U.S. Army forces in the Far East (1941-1942), becoming Allied Supreme Commander in the Southwest Pacific in 1942. In December 1944, he was promoted to 5-star General of the Army. General MacArthur later accepted the surrender of Japan aboard the battleship Missouri on September 2, 1945. As Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers in charge of the Occupation of Japan, MacArthur presided over a sweeping and largely successful transformation of Japan, including a new, democratic constitution. Supreme Commander of United Nations forces in Korea (1950-1951), he was dismissed by President Harry S Truman in April 1951, for his continued public statements advocating extension of the war to Communist China. He supported Republican Dwight Eisenhower's successful Presidential candidacy in 1952, but had little influence on the new President, who negotiated peace in Korea instead of following MacArthur's recommendation to expand the war. After leaving the Army, MacArthur gave two well remembered speeches: his farewell address to the US Congress (1951) and a final speech at West Point (1962).Three items.
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