White House Engraving Signed By Eleanor Roosevelt
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White House Engraving Signed By Eleanor Roosevelt:
You are offerding on an etching of the South Portico of the White House, signed by Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of 32nd U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The original dimensions of the card were 6"x8". It appears that someone has rather crudely reduced the size to fit the frame I found it in. As you can see, the border on the left is significantly smaller than on the right. The current dimensions are 5 1/8 inches (Height) x 7 1/16 inches (Width). This does not affect the actual image at all. Dimensions of the engraving block indentation are just shy of 6 1/2 inches x 4 1/2 inches. There is light scratching and staining across the entire surface, including a scuff across the last name of the signature. The image itself appears to have no damage at all. The imperfections appear slightly more pronounced than they actually are, due to the scanner I used. It added a red tint to the image, and when I tried to correct it, it also increased the contrast, leading to more pronounced imperfections.
I have neither the resources, nor the money, to get this authenticated. If you have any questions that will ease your mind as to the authenticity, I will answer them to the best of my ability. I have seen this item, in worse condition, listed elsewhere for upwards of $700. My reserve is considerably lower than that, due to the condition issues.
This document will be shipped via USPS from area code 46205. An alternate shipping method can be arranged on request, but estimated delivery costs via the built in calculator might be inaccurate. The item will be placed in a rigid protective container to ensure that it does not get bent.
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask! I will answer them as quickly as possible!