This is an original 1905 duotone halftone print of the Honorable WIlliam H. Taft. At the time of printing, Taft was Secretary of War (1904-1908) under Roosevelt, allowing him to remain involved in the Philippines, where he served as the first Governor of the Philippines. Taft became the 27th President of the United States in 1909, before later being named the tenth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, the only person to have served in both offices.
This 106+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note the small orange fleck within the image is not present on the original.
Product Type: Original Duotone Print; Duotone
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 6.5 inches; 11 x 17 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: United States, US, Phillippines, Secretary of War, Chief Justice, Supreme Court