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1930s-1940s Politician Original Art Sketch and Autograph Combination Lot of (8) with H. Hoover & E. Roosevelt

Lot Number 1571

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Government service engineer Charles T. Miller (1917-1987) demonstrated his true passion in life by creating the offered group of original art sketches. He further complemented his hobby by obtaining the signatures of his penciled subjects. Included with this lot of (8) sketches are (8) autographs average (“8-9”) and assorted correspondence. Key signers are Eleanor Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover. Auction LOA from JSA. Detailed description on our website.

Though the sketches show varying degrees of wear ranging from light to moderate, all remain in appealing, display worthy condition. Several sketches are accompanied by correspondence regarding Miller’s requests for autographs. Also present are typed biographies of the subjects and Mr. Miller’s resume. (6) Of the sketches are signed directly, the other (2) autographs appear on calling cards as noted below. The complete list of included items is as follows:


First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (d.1962) signed White House calling card with accompanying 7/13/38 typed letter and envelope on White House stationery from “Administrative Officer” Ralph Magee and 5-1/2 x 9” sketch


31st POTUS Herbert Hoover (d.1964) signed Stanford University calling card 4-3/4 x 7-5/8” sketch


Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis (d.1941) signed 5x8 sketch


32nd Vice President John Nance Garner (d.1967) signed 6x8 sketch and “free frank” envelope with stamped Garner facsimile signature postmarked 9/4/69


Secretary of State/Senator/Congressman Cordell Hull (d.1955) signed 6 x 8-1/” sketch with a second autograph on an HLS dated 7/10/44 and accompanied by a State Department envelope


Senator William Borah (d.1940) signed 5x8 sketch with a U.S. Senate “Committee for Foreign Relations” envelope postmarked 3/9/36


Congressman/Boston Mayor James M. Curley (d.1958) signed 5x8 sketch and a second autograph on a Curley postcard postmarked 2/24/36


33rd Vice President Henry Wallace (d.1965) signed 6 x 8-3/4” sketch with an accompanying TLS from Wallace’s secretary Mildred M. Eaton on Department of Commerce letterhead dated 2/7/46









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