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Harris & Ewing (fl. 1937-1940) To the American Embassy in Tokyo from Franklink Roosevelt

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07527 Author/Creator: Harris & Ewing (fl. 1937-1940) Place Written: Washington D.C. Type: Photograph signed Date: 1938-1940 ca. Pagination: 1 photograph : sepia ; 21.4 x 25.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07527 Author/Creator: Harris & Ewing (fl. 1937-1940) Place Written: Washington D.C. Type: Photograph signed Date: 1938-1940 ca. Pagination: 1 photograph : sepia ; 21.4 x 25.3 cm.

Tite from mount. The photograph depicts FDR looking up from a document, with a pen in his hand. See similar photograph GLC04675.06, unnamed recipient, dated ca. 1935. (This copy has liquid damage.)

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