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J. EDGAR HOOVER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 01/14/1937 - HFSID 43061

J. Edgar Hoover signs a 10x14 publicity photograph. Large Photograph inscribed and signed: "To American History Students,/Centralia Township High School/With best wishes/J. Edgar Hoover/1-14-37". Sepia, 10x14 overall, image 5x8½, (one surface). J.

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J. EDGAR HOOVER
J. Edgar Hoover signs a 10x14 publicity photograph.
Large Photograph inscribed and signed: "To American History Students,/Centralia Township High School/With best wishes/J. Edgar Hoover/1-14-37". Sepia, 10x14 overall, image 5x8½, (one surface). J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972, born John Edgar Hoover in Washington, DC) served as the first Director of the FBI from 1924 until his death in 1972. During his 48-year term, he restored order to the department and established the world's largest fingerprint file and the FBI Academy. The FBI fought organized crime in the Prohibition era. Under his direction, the FBI also infiltrated the American Communist Party, the Ku Klux Klanand other subversive organizations. It also conducted counterintelligence during WWII and the Cold War. By the 1970s, Hoover came under frequent public criticism for his authoritarian administration, but his power was so great that no President dared to remove him. Hoover made the FBI one of the world's most effective law enforcement agencies. He established its vast fingerprint file, crime laboratory and training academy. Lightly creased and soiled at blank portions, vertical crease just touches the "J" and portion of forehead, mounting remnants on verso (no show through).

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