PRESIDENT WARREN G. HARDING - COLLECTION WITH CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES - HFSID 348143
Sale Price $7,437.50
PRESIDENT WARREN G. HARDING and CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES HUGHESThe two men signed several items in this large collection that's framed in the Gallery of History style! Collection comprises 1) INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED: “To Mr. H. R. Cornish With cordial regards/ Feb. 23, 1930 Charles E. Hughes”. B/w. 7x10½ visible. Dated February 23, 1930. Fine condition. 2) TYPED LETTER SIGNED: “Charles E. Hughes”. 6½x8½ visible, total size 7x9. Dated March 1, 1924. One page. Features Secretary of State letterhead. Message in full: “My dear Mr. Straus/ I have received your letter of February twenty-ninth and take pleasure in sending you an autographed copy of my address in honor of President Harding./ Appreciating your comment, I am, sincerely yours ”. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition. 3) PROGRAM SIGNED: “Charles E. Hughes/ Feb. 27, 1924”. 5½x8¾ visible. 20 pages, 18 with the text of Hughes' address. Complete bound copy of the program in nook behind checks. Dated February 27, 1924. Hughes honored deceased President Harding with a speech on February 27, 1924. Lightly toned and worn. Otherwise, fine condition. 4) CHECK UNSIGNED: 8¼x3. Made out in the amount of $6250 from the United States Treasury. Dated July 31, 1923, just two days before Harding passed away. Note on verso from the executor of Warren Harding's estate. Toned, regular bank stamps and cancellation holes. Otherwise, fine condition. 5) CHECK ENDORSED: “Warren Harding” on verso. 8¼x3. Made out in the amount of $6250 from the United States Treasury. Dated April 30, 1923. Toned, regular bank stamps and cancellation holes. Otherwise, fine condition. 6) INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED: “To W. R. [illegible]/ with most cordial greetings and/ good wishes from one of the fourth estate/ Warren G. Harding”. 10½x13 visible, total size 11x14. Sepia-toned. Toned. Otherwise, fine condition. COLLECTION NOTES: Checks placed on hinged door so front and verso are visible. Nook with complete bound copy of the signed program behind checks. Warren G. Harding (1865-1923) was the first sitting United States Senator to be elected to the Oval Office. He served just one term in Congress after six years working in Ohio as a state congressman (1900-1904) and Lieutenant Governor (1904-1906). His tenure as President was marred by corruption carried out by appointed officials from his home state of Ohio. The Ohio Gang's activities were not uncovered until after the President's death. Charles Hughes (1862-1948) was nominated by Harding to serve as Secretary of State, a position he held from 1921 to 1925. He was also an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (1910-1916) and later a Chief Justice (1930-1941). Hughes resigned from the Supreme Court in 1916 to run for President. Woodrow Wilson defeated him in a close election. Frame in fine condition. Six Items, framed in the Gallery of History style: 51¼x32½.
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