JAMES A. FARLEY - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 56819
Sale Price $396.00
JAMES A. FARLEY. Original Silhouette signed: "James A Farley". B/w, 5x3 overall, image 1¼x2¾ (two surfaces). Right bust profile of the Postmaster General and business executive by artist Betty Kaufman. James Aloysius Farley (1888-1976) was Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (1932-1940) and Postmaster General (1933-1940) under Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose presidential campaigns he had managed in 1932 and 1936. He held both posts until disagreeing with FDR about running for a third term in 1940, leading to his resigning from both positions that year (Farley remained Chairman of the Democratic Party in New York state, a position in which he served from 1930-1944). After leaving FDR's administration, Farley served as Chairman of the Board of the Coca-Cola Export Corporation of New York until his retirement in 1973. Diagonal crease at upper left blank background. Creased and worn at corners. Lightly soiled. Mounting remnants on verso (no show through). Overall, fine condition.
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