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Shrewd American merchant who developed America's largest retail clothing store and pioneered the concept of a department store and a "money back guarantee"; controversial postmaster general under Benjamin Harrison (1889-93). Large and bold signature in black ink on the verso of a heavy stock engraved "The Secretary of the Navy" 3½" X 2" calling card, dated by him "Washington April 24/89." Near fine. With original envelope addressed in Wanamaker's hand (and printed "John Wanamaker, / Philadelphia" return address at upper left). Accompanied by a fine modern reproduction of a vintage steel-engraved head-and-shoulders portrait of a very young Wanamaker. Funny and odd that the Postmaster General, who'd been in office only a month and a half at this point, would sign the calling card of Secretary of the Navy Benjamin F. Tracy!. N° de ref. de la librería 39133

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Título: Signature.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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