Autographs from the Arts, Science, Politics, etc. From David Schulson
Item 32 is a postcard with several of America's most notable figures of the time - 1924. Pictured are President Calvin Coolidge, his wife and daughter, Harvey Firestone and son, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison. It is signed by Edison, who invented or developed just about every electronic appliance of the time -- the light bulb, phonograph, motion picture projector, etc. In time, Ford was shown to be a bigot, Coolidge perhaps the worst pre-21st century president, Firestone's tires began blowing up, but Edison remains essentially unscathed. $1,850.
Item 20 is a 1905 letter from Winston Churchill. Churchill had just crossed from the Conservative to the Liberal Party, the primary issue being his opposition to protective tariffs. "The harm is now done," writes Churchill. "The Conservative party...is wholly identified with protection." Churchill would migrate back to the Conservatives in the 1920s with the virtual disintegration of the Liberal Party, and it was as the leader of that party that he would lead Britain through the Second World War. $4,850.
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