Lot 1332

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(1858 - 1919) Twenty-sixth President of the United States who started the Panama Canal, settled the Russo-Japanese War, broke up Standard Oil and encouraged conservation. Superb matte-finish 3.75 x 5.5 in. half-length portrait of Roosevelt by George Prince, set to its original 6.75 x 8.5 in. studio mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in ink as president: ‘W. A. Prendergast, Esq., With regards of Theodore Roosevelt, Jan. 21st. 1904.' In fine condition. William Ambrose Prendergast was a New York political associate and close friend to President Roosevelt and had served as the longtime comptroller of New York City. According to a 1912 article in American magazine, Prendergast was 'a man who could have been candidate for Governor of New York on the regular Republican ticket, and who was offered the Vice Presidency on the Taft ticket.' Prendergast instead threw his support behind Roosevelt's Progressive candidacy, which split the Republican vote and landed Democrat Woodrow Wilson in the White House. A superb image with an important association.

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May 23, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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