PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 15636
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER Official 1952 portrait of the Republican nominee for President, signed by him. Photograph signed: "Dwight D. Eisenhower". B/w, 8x10. Photograph by Fabian Bachrach. Stamped on verso: "Return to/Publicity Division/Republican National Committee/Washington Hotel-Room 210/Washington, D.C.
Sale Price $1,870.00
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Official 1952 portrait of the Republican nominee for President, signed by him.
Photograph signed: "Dwight D. Eisenhower". B/w, 8x10. Photograph by Fabian Bachrach. Stamped on verso: "Return to/Publicity Division/Republican National Committee/Washington Hotel-Room 210/Washington, D.C." Eisenhower defeated Illinois Governor Adlai E. Stevenson in a landslide in the 1952 election and again in 1956, serving as the 34th U.S. President from 1953 to 1961. Twenty-nine years after his West Point graduation (1915), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) received his fifth star and the rank of General of the Army (December 20, 1944). Only the year before, he had been appointed Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces (January 1944) and placed in command of the Normandy invasion, "Operation Overlord". An experienced leader, "Ike" had commanded the U.S. Army in Europe from June 1942 to December 1943, during which time he had directed the invasions of North Africa (November 1942) and Sicily (July-August 1943). On May 7, 1945, Eisenhower accepted the unconditional surrender of Germany at Rheims. During his two terms as 34th U.S. President (1953-1961), Eisenhower presented his famous "Atoms for Peace" plan to the United Nations (December 1953), issued the Eisenhower Doctrine, which provided aid to Middle-Eastern countries threatened by Communist aggression (January 1957), and dispatched troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to enforce students' civil rights (September 1957). Eisenhower's rank of Five-Star General of the Army was restored in 1961, two months after his presidential term ended. Light horizontal surface crease runs across his chest and has been reinforced with tape on verso (no show-through). Mounting stain on verso at upper blank right corner (no show-through). Photo is lightly creased, barely evident head-on. Impression from writing (unknown hand) touches facial image (not evident head-on). Tape remnant at upper left blank margin. Adequate contrast.
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