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This popular New York legislator served four terms as Democratic governor (1919-20, 1923-28), and was the first Roman Catholic nominated as presidential candidate in 1928, losing to Herbert Hoover. Big, bold signature in black ink on a buff heavy stock 5½" X 3¼" one-penny postal card, cancelled in New York on 13 February 1934. Addressed to Arnold F. Gates (1914-93, noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar). Very good. Accompanied by two First Day Covers, each 6½" X 3½", each with "First Day of Issue" stamped and cancelled in New York on 26 November 1945. Each bears a 3¢ "Alfred E. Smith" stamp at upper right and each bears the typed recipient address of Ralph G. Newman (1912-2000), founder of Chicago's famed Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. Each has a large decorative cachet at left featuring a different portrait of Smith and different texts about him. A fine "Happy Warrior" trio. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Signature / Unsigned First Day Covers.
Descripción This noted educator, author and civil rights leader was born into slavery in Virginia and is best known for founding Tuskegee Institute in Alabama in 1881 and transforming it into the foremost college for blacks in this country; among his books, the bestselling 1901 memoir "Up from Slavery" is considered an important memoir by the most influential educator of his day. Clipped signature, bold and full in brown ink, on an irregular-shaped 5½" X 2" slip, n.p., n.y. Very good. "Yours truly," typed in blue ink appears at upper left, with his large signature below and a typed "Principal" near lower right. Accompanied by a 6½" X 3½" First Day cover featuring the 10¢ "Booker T. Washington" stamp at upper right, with "First Day of Issue" stamped and cancelled in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama on 7 April 1940. Very good. Lightly age toned. No recipient address and no pictorial cachet. Washington was the first African-American pictured on a U.S.postage stamp. Nº de ref. de la librería 40846