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PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 02/17/1935 CO-SIGNED BY: WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE - HFSID 27438

Signed sepia-toned full-view photo by Albert Cornwell of Herbert and White standing with a group of men and women in front of a building. Taken in White's hometown of Emporia, Kansas in 1935. Photograph signed: "W. A. White" and "Herbert Hoover", both in blue ink.

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HERBERT HOOVER and WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE
Signed sepia-toned full-view photo by Albert Cornwell of Herbert and White standing with a group of men and women in front of a building. Taken in White's hometown of Emporia, Kansas in 1935.
Photograph signed: "W. A. White" and "Herbert Hoover", bothin blue ink. Also signed "Emporia, Kansas, February 17/1935" in unknown hand.B/w sepia-toned, 9½x7¼.Stamped on verso: "Albert Cornwell/Photographer/Emporia, Kansas". HERBERT HOOVER (1874-1964), a mining engineer and self-made millionaire, served as the 31st U.S. President from 1929 to1933. Blamed by many voters for the Great Depression, he was defeated in his bid for re-election by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Hoover, a capable administrator, had headed the Food Administration to provide relief to Europe and Russia during and after WWI and served as Secretary of Commerce under Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (1921-1928). The second President to attain the age of 90 years (John Adams was the first), Hoover lived a record 31 years after leaving the presidency. During his "retirement", he was appointed to commissions to oversee government agencies by Presidents Harry S. Truman (1947) and Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953). Hoover also wrote a number of books and articles. Noted journalist WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE (1868-1944) began his career as an editorial writer for the "Kansas City Star" in 1890. Five years later, he purchased "The Emporia Gazette" for $3,000. In 1896, White became a nationally known writer when his scathing editorial, What's the Matter With Kansas, which he did not publish locally, was printed in newspapers in Chicago and New York. Republican national chairman Mark Hanna had the editorial, which centered around the McKinley-Bryan campaign, reprinted and distributed across the country, and White became a popular champion of the Republican cause. Another of his editorials, the poignant Mary White, written after the death of his only daughter, became a classic, and White would also write novels, biographies and short stories as well as the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Autobiography of William Allen White, published posthumously in 1946. Considered one of the finest commentators on events of his day, the small town editor became an advisor to governors and Presidents, was a friend of politicians and statesmen and was proclaimed one of the truly great Americans of his age. White was the father of war correspondent and author William Lindsay White, whose books include A Journey for Margaret and They Were Expendable. Lightly toned and creased. Rippled. Glossy finish on photo unevenly covers photo (not visible head-on). Otherwise, fine condition.

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