Presented is an original signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt signed the off white sheet in fountain pen ink. The signature reads, "Franklin D. Roosevelt.” The signature is artfully paired with a black and white engraved portrait of Roosevelt.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) was in his second term as governor of New York when he was elected as the nation’s 32nd president in 1932. With the country struggling with the Great Depression, Roosevelt acted to restore public confidence. In his first inaugural address, Roosevelt declared that “This great nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and prosper…[T]he only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Roosevelt closed all banks while he quickly issued reforming legislation, the Emergency Banking Relief Act. Speaking directly to the public in a series of radio broadcasts or “fireside chats," he restored public confidence and prevented harmful bank runs. His ambitious slate of New Deal programs, including the Public Works Administration, the Works Progress Administration, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Social Security Act, redefined the role of the federal government in the lives of Americans.
Reelected by comfortable margins in 1936, 1940, and 1944, FDR led the United States from isolationism to victory over Nazi Germany and its allies in World War II. He spearheaded the successful wartime alliance between Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States and helped lay the groundwork for the post-war peace organization that would become the United Nations. The only American president in history to be elected four times, Roosevelt died in office in April 1945.
In very good condition. Fountain pen ink signature, on an off-white 1" H x 4 1/4" W sheet. Bold signature, legible, with minimal fading to ink. Paired with engraving. Signature and engraving are archivally double-matted and framed. Framed dimensions: 16 1/2"H x 13"W.
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