PRESIDENT JUAN D. PERON (ARGENTINA) - INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED 05/05/1950 - HFSID 89760
Sale Price $510.00
JUAN PERÓNHe inscribed this 16x22 mount of a black and white photograph of himself in uniform Large Photo Mount inscribed and signed in Spanish, with English translation: "To friend Guillermo Franissevich with great affection/Buenos Aires, 5 of May of 1950/Juan Perón" as President of Argentina. B/w, 16½x22 overall, image 11½x15½ (two surfaces). JuanD. Perón (1895-1974) was part of a military junta, which seized power in 1943 and made him Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare. Promoted to Vice President and Minister of War in 1944 but purged by suspicious fellow officers in 1945, Perón was released after massive protests by the labor unions whose support he had cultivated. Perón was elected President in 1946, serving until overthrown in a military coup (1956). Peron ruled with authoritarian methods, but his program of nationalism and economic justice appealed to many of his countrymen. While Perón lived in exile in Spain, his Peronista movement remained a powerful force in Argentine politics. He once again served as President from 1973 until his death. His first wife, Maria Eva Duarte (1919-1952), affectionately called Evita, helped him as de facto Minister of Health and Labor, acquiring a mass following of her own. Infamously,Peron's government kept Nazi war criminals safe after WWII, protecting them from international leaders who wanted to try them for their horrific crimes. The mount is creased at corners, tears have been repaired with tape on verso. These defects do not touch or affect the writing or signature. The photo itself is in fine condition.
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