LOU M. K. ROPER - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 56818
Sale Price $108.00
LOU M.K. ROPER
A 3x5 hand cut silhouette of the politician's wife by artist Betty Kaufman, signed by roper in black ink
Original art signed: "Lou M.K. Roper", B/w 3x5. Hand cut silhouette. Lou M.K. Roper (1868-????) was the wife of Secretary of Commerce Daniel C. Roper. They married in 1889 and had 7 children; 2 daughters and 5 sons. Daniel C. Roper (1867-1943) was a South Carolina state legislator and committee staffer in both houses of the US Congress before becoming Assistant Postmaster General under President Wilson. He was chairman of Wilson's re-election campaign, and then Chairman of the US Tariff Commission (1917) and Commissioner of Internal Revenue (1917-1920). Out of office during the Republican 1920s, he became President Roosevelt's Secretary of Commerce (1933-1938) and US Ambassador to Canada (1939). This piece of original art was hand cut by artist Betty Kaufman. Toned. Soiled. Corners slightly worn. Slight surface creases and dents. Otherwise, fine condition.
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