PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT - ENGRAVING SIGNED CIRCA 1932 - HFSID 253554
Sale Price $1,360.00
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELTInscribed and signed 16x20 printed portrait of FDR, an image originally drawn by a friend/artist and used in the 1932 presidential campaign!Large Printed Portrait inscribed and signed: "For my friend H.H. Gouchenour/from/Franklin D. Roosevelt." B/w, 16x193/4. Printed at left: FRANKLIN/DELANO/ROOSEVELT/1932. Drawn while FDR was Governor. This famous image was first used in the 1932 presidential campaign. The artist, Jacob H. Perskie, created the Roosevelt portrait, he was a close friend of the Roosevelt's and drew a number of portraits, many of which were used in subsequent political campaigns. He was also the dean of Atlantic City artists. At the 1932 Democratic National Convention, held in Chicago Stadium on June 27-July 2, Roosevelt was nominated as the Presidential candidate on the fourth ballot with 945 votes (766 were needed for the nomination). FDR immediately chartered a plane to Chicago to give his acceptance speech, becoming the first candidate to fly to a political convention as well as the first to make an acceptance speech and address the delegates in person. In November 1932 FDR and his running mate John Nance Garner of Texas, were elected in a landslide over incumbents President Herbert Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis. The Political Graveyard website identifies a Hugh Gouchenour of Greeneville, Tennessee as a delegate to the 1924 Democratic National Convention. Printed on tan paper. Lightly creased affecting the "r" in Franklin and "R" in Roosevelt. Slight nick at left edge. Fine condition.
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