PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON - INSCRIBED BOOK PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED 03/21/1990 - HFSID 268583
Sale Price $680.00
Black and white book photograph of a young Richard Nixon holding a violin.
Book Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Ronald Durnan/from Richard Nixon/3-21-90". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 5½x6¾ (one surface). Printed caption in lower margin: "Richard Nixon/(age 14)/born Jan. 9, 1913, in Yorba Linda, Calif." Unsigned photo of Jacqueline Onassis at age 5 (b/w, 4¾x8) on verso. Nixon (1913-1994) was elected 37th President of the United States in 1968 after representing California in the U.S. House of Representatives (1947-1951) and Senate (1951-53) and serving two terms as Dwight D. Eisenhower's Vice President. He lost (1960), then won, extremely close Presidential elections (facing John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey, respectively), then won re-election by a landslide against George McGovern in 1972. His re-election triumph rapidly turned sour, however, as the burgeoning Watergate scandal claimed more and more of his key aides and finally compelled his own resignation in August 1974. A pragmatic conservative who gained an early reputation as an anti-communist but achieved diplomatic triumphs in relations with China and the Soviet Union, Nixon was a prolific writer in retirement, repairing his reputation and hastening his emergence as an elder statesman. Flaws from original negative have reproduced on image. Mounting tape remnants at lower left edge. Image on verso shows through faintly. Otherwise, fine condition.
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