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Harris & Ewing (fl. 1922-1940) [Photograph of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signing a document]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04675.06 Author/Creator: Harris & Ewing (fl. 1922-1940) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photograph signed Date: circa 1935 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 35.4 cm.

Summary of Content: One undated photograph of President Roosevelt. Image is of Roosevelt's right profile, while holding a pen in his right hand and eyeglasses in his left. He is poised to sign what appears to be a letter. His signature appears directly below the image. With blind embossment in lower left corner: "Harris & Ewing. Washington, D.C."

Background Information:

People: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945
Harris & Ewing, fl. 1905-1977

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsAmerican StatesmenGreat DepressionGovernment and CivicsPhotography

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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