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Lot # 21: 1910 Theodore Roosevelt, "Obscene Gesture to Newspaper Reporter" Incredible Photo

Category: Military/Political

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 23 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "May Collectors Auction 2020",
which ran from 5/23/2020 11:00 PM to
6/6/2020 8:00 PM



1910 Silver gelatin photograph of President Teddy Roosevelt talking to reporters while they take notes and hang on his every word. At first glance the image seems to capture Roosevelt pointing to his muscle on his left arm, but on closer inspection it is completely obvious that he is extending his middle finger in a hidden gesture to the reporter! Whether intentional or not, the gesture is clear and this is as a result, one of the weirdest and coolest images of a United States President ever offered. Stamped on the front by the American Press Association, the image also has a early brown brothers stamp on the back as well. Crystal clear and original to 1910, the image presents beautifully!

Size: 7.25x8.75
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 2.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 7.5/10

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