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Roosevelt, Theodore) Underwood & Underwood
Fine original large banquet photograph, taken at an Allied Win-the-War Dinner, 1917; among the notables on the dais are former Presidents Roosevelt and Taft
New York, 1917. 10 x 13 inches, plus small margins. Fine Photograph of TR and Taft at Historic WWI Banquet. A superb, clear photograph of a gala, patriotic occasion, focusing on the dais at which sit former ambassador Joseph H. Choate, TR, Field Marshal Joffre (whose visit to America in 1917 probably prompted this event), William Howard Taft, and two New Yorkers: former Mayor John P. Mitchel (subsequently a Major in the army air service, he was killed in a training crash the following year), and president of Columbia University, Nicholas Murray Butler, Govenor Charles S. Whitman of New York along with other notables. They sit under a display of flags and the sign "To Make the World Safe for Democracy." An imposing photograph, by the noted firm of Underwood & Underwood, their logo appearing in the lower left corner. FINE AND HISTORIC. Small crease in blank margin of lower left corner, else fine 10 x 13 inches, plus small margins
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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