GIFFORD PINCHOT - CLIPPED SIGNATURE - HFSID 18223
Sale Price $72.00
Clipped signature affixed to a card with ink caption
Signature: "Gifford Pinchot", 3x1¼ strip, affixed to a 3¼x1½ gray paper, affixed to a 5x3½ card with ink caption (verso of card is portion of a Christmas card), three surfaces. Pinchot (1865-1946), the first professional American forester, served as Chief of the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (1898-1910), Professor of Forestry at Yale (1903-1936) and Governor of Pennsylvania (1923-1927, 1931-1935). During his government service, the number of national forests increased from 32 in 1898 to 149 in 1910. Pinchot and his close friend President Theodore Roosevelt made conservation a public issue and national policy. Today, a state park in Pennsylvania and a national forest in Washington State bear Pinchot's name. Corners and edges lightly worn. Soiled.
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