Lot 870

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Hirohito 1901-1989 Emperor of Japan revered as a god by his people, leader of Japan through World War II who ultimately made the decision to capitulate. Rare signed photo, 6in x 9in b/w in ornate leather frame with chrysanthemum royal seal showing the Emperor and Empress Nagako, his wife, standing full length in formal attire with medals, sashes, etc. Signed by both in Japanese with bold, calligraphic strokes. With related Japan Air Lines menu listing his travel itinerary obtained at the same time as the photo. Excellent condition.

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April 25, 1996 10:00 AM EDT
Stamford, CT, US

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