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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. 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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Born: August 10, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa
Died: October 20, 1964 in New York City, New York

Film Credits
2014 Jeopardy! (Other), 2013 Grave of the Zombie Antelope (Other), 2012 The Untold History of the United States (Other), 2011 Prohibition (Other), 2010 The History of Hoover Dam (Other), 2009 Oskari Tokoi 1873 - 1963 (Other), 2009 Landslide: A Portrait of President Herbert Hoover (Other), 2005 I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (Other), 2003 Save Our History (Other), 2002 The Century of the Self (Other), 2002 10,000 Black Men Named George (Other), 1999-2000 Modern Marvels (Other), 1999 The Century: America's Time (Other), 1998 Cold War (Other), 1997 Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America (Other), 1995-1996 Biography (Other), 1994 Baseball (Other), 1993 The Great Depression (Other), 1992 Stalking the President: A History of American Assassins (Other), 1990-2009 The American Experience (Other), 1990 Washes Whiter (Other), 1989 The Road to War (Other), 1984 Going Hollywood: The '30s (Other), 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Other), 1966 Der schwarze Freitag (Other), 1960 The Untouchables (Other), 1960 Person to Person (in person), 1956-1961 Project XX (Other), 1954 See It Now (in person), 1951 The Littlest Expert on My Favorite President (Other), 1951 Näin syntyi nykypäivä 1900-1950 (Other), 1950 The Golden Twenties (Other), 1950 Fifty Years Before Your Eyes (Other), 1948 You Were Meant for Me (Other), 1946 Amerikka auttaa (in person), 1942 Prelude to War (Other), 1939 The Roaring Twenties (Other), 1933 The Little Giant (Other), 1931 Hearst Metrotone News Vol. 3 #220 (in person), 1917 Public Be Damned (in person)

Born: February 10, 1868 in Emporia, Kansas
Died: January 31, 1944 in Emporia, Kansas

Film Credits
1977 Mary White (Writer), 1921 A Certain Rich Man (Writer), 1920 In the Heart of a Fool (Writer)

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