MAYOR JIMMY (JAMES J.) WALKER - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1937 - HFSID 3505
JAMES J. WALKER The former New York City Mayor signed this black and white photograph Photograph signed: "James J. Walker". 8x10. The photographer wrote the following inscription for Walker to sign and kept the photo for his own collection as Walker did not want it published.
Sale Price $323.00
JAMES J. WALKER The former New York City Mayor signed this black and white photograph Photograph signed: "James J. Walker". 8x10. The photographer wrote the following inscription for Walker to sign and kept the photo for his own collection as Walker did not want it published. Thus the photographer inscribed the image to himself: "To Eddie Jackson, maker of/this photograph that was not/used for publication over/my request/1937". Worn with folds, creases and surface nicks (not touching face) but touch lower left of inscription and Walker's signature. Upper left blank corner torn off, pin head-sized holes in upper and lower margins, clip stain in upper left of photograph where it was attached to the accompanying note. With an Autograph Note Signed in pencil. One page. 5x6. Letterhead of Secretary, Transit Commission. To Ed. In full: "Jim only got around to signing this today, & here it is. Thanks!" Lightly creased, paperclip impression in upper left blank margin, clip stain at bottom right, touching unidentified signature. James “Jimmy” Walker (1881-1946), a Democratic New York State Senator from 1915-1925, was the colorful Mayor of New York City from 1926-1932. As a result of several frauds exposed in the municipal government in Walker's second administration, the state legislature ordered an investigation. Extensive corruption was revealed, resulting in 15 charges being leveled at the Mayor. Walker hastily resigned before the hearings were closed and went to Europe, where he lived for a number of years. He's remembered as one of the many prominent New York politicians who were elected to office with the help of the Tammany Hall political machine, an institution that controlled the state's politics for decades. Two items.
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