PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 253879
Special Sale Price $600.00
HARRY S TRUMAN
Sepia publicity photograph of Harry Truman in the oval office talking to Basil O'Connor.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "Kindest regards to Hon. Basil O'Connor. Harry Truman." Sepia, 10x8 overall, image 8½x6½ (one surface). President Harry S Truman is pictured in the oval office talking with Basil O'Connor. BASIL O'CONNOR was Franklin D. Roosevelt's law partner in the firm of Roosevelt & O'Connor from 1924 to March 1, 1933, three days before FDR was sworn in as President. In January 1938, FDR founded the March of Dimes to fight polio and O'Connor served as an executive of the organization, which today offers a scholarship in his name. In 1944, FDR named O'Connor as Chairman of the Central Committee of the American Red Cross. On May 8, 1947, President Truman signed the organization's amended Congressional Charter and O'Connor was appointed the first President of the newly organized American Red Cross.Truman later accepted O'Connor's letter of resignation. In 1938, FDR had named O'Connor to a committee to raise funds for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Library at Hyde Park. On July 6, 1957, O'Connor served as the master of ceremonies at the dedication of the Harry S Truman Library in Independence, Missouri. Mounting remnants on verso. Glue and paper remnants along the side and top edges, (framing would eliminate all effects). Overall, fine condition.
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