PRESIDENT JUAN D. PERON (ARGENTINA) - PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED 01/29/1951 - HFSID 165945
Sale Price $680.00
He signed this large, calligraphically inscribed, photo mount while President of Argentina.
Large Photograph Mount inscribed and signed: "Juan Perón" as President of Argentina. B/w, 10½x15½ overall, image 7½x10¾ (two surfaces). Inscribed (unknown hand)in Spanish: "A Señor Arthur Desguin/con gran afecto/Buenos Aires, 29 de Enero de 1951". 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. Three-fourth-inch tear at upper left edge of mount, ¼-inch nick on right edge. Tape on verso borders shows slightly beyond upper edges. Faint erasure below date line of inscription. Otherwise, fine condition.
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