Three (3) Franklin Delano Roosevelt items, including two signed letters. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) hand signed letters from Roosevelt to Oscar C. Schwarzenberg, Knoxville, Tennessee. Letter from Roosevelt as Governor of New York, typed on State of New York, Executive Chamber, Albany stationary, addressed from Warm Springs, Georgia, addressed to Oscar C. Schwarzenberg, South Knoxville, Tennessee, dated November 28, 1930, reading "Dear Mr. Schwarzenberg, I am very grateful for your nice letter of congratulations. It was good of you to write to me and I appreciate it. Sincerely yours," with handwritten signature. Housed with envelope under glass in a black painted frame with gilt rabbet edge. Sight – 9 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W. Framed – 10 3/4" H x 8 3/4" W. Letter from Roosevelt as Governor of New York, written four days prior to his election as President, typed on Executive Chamber, Albany stationary, addressed to Oscar C. Schwarzenberg, Knoxville, Tennessee, dated November 4, 1932, reading "My dear Mr. Scwarzenberg: The prediction that you make is most encouraging. Your warm praise makes me very happy. Thank you for all your good wishes and for your congratulations. Yours very sincerely," with handwritten signature. The Picture Framery, Knoxville, Tennessee label, en verso of frame. Housed with envelope under glass in a black painted frame with gilt rabbet edge. Sight – 11 7/8" H x 8 3/8" W. Framed – 12 3/4" H x 9" W. Biography: Oscar Charles Schwarzenberg (1890-1979) was a veteran of World War I, a Knoxville businessman, and a longstanding member of the Rotary Club. He is buried in the New Jewish Cemetery (Heska Amuna Cemetery) on Glenn Street at Keith Avenue. 3rd item: Chromolithographic print depicting the portrait of Roosevelt, lithographed by Goes Lithograph Company, after the 1933 painting by John Doctoroff (New York/Illinois, 1893-1970). Signed and dated "John Doctoroff 1933" and "Goer" mark with copyright symbol, in the plate, lower left. Picture frames Barn, Knoxville, TN label, en verso. Housed under glass in a black wooden frame. Sight – 15 3/4" H x 11 3/4" W. Framed – 22 1/4" H x 17 1/4" W. CONDITION: 1st-2nd item: Overall very good condition with toning. Both signatures very strong and clear. 3rd item: Overall excellent condition. 1932 letter and envelope mounted to card stock board. Not examined outside of frame.
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