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Theodore Roosevelt Signed 1898 Navy Endorsement
Theodore Roosevelt maybe the greatest president of the 20th century and arguably one of the greatest presidents ever. He was chosen as one of the four presidents of the United States, to be featured on Mount Rushmore, alongside Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln. At 42, he's still the United States youngest president ever and the first American to receive the coveted Nobel Peace Prize.
This beautiful piece is a copy of a photo depicting Roosevelt during one of his speeches along side an original typed memo from February 28, 1898, and signed in Theodore Roosevelt’s own hand. During this time Roosevelt was acting Assistant Secretary to the Navy. In the memo he makes reference to Dry Tortugas harbor, which was home to closed military base, Ft. Jefferson in the Florida keys.
Below the signed memo and photo, and centered on the frame, is an inspirational quote from Roosevelt himself and some of the most powerful words ever spoken by an American President.
“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
As with all of our works, every piece is original. Only the highest quality materials have been used in the assembly of this item. Sourced from the best manufacturers around the world, we build every frame tailored specifically for the item it will hold. Protected with 99% UV museum quality glass, and carefully crafted with acid free paper whenever possible. Our premium wood moldings are cut using the newest technology and every single piece is assembled and inspected by our team here in Los Angeles.
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