Superlative sepia matte-finish 7 x 11 Choate senior portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Lemmer, The gayest soul I know—In memory of two tense years and in hopes of many more—your Pal and supporter! Ken.” Also signed by the photographer in pencil and dated 1935. Archivally triple-matted and framed to an overall size of 13 x 16.5. In very good to fine condition, with nearly imperceptible pencil shading to JFK’s eyebrows and lower lip and a small indentation to lower border affecting nothing. There is significant surface loss to the upper border edge (easily trimmed if desired) which is perfectly hidden by the tasteful matting to produce a remarkably attractive display, in which 6 x 9.25 of the photo is visible. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.
Absentee Bidding Starts Thursday February 12, 2015