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#30 - Dwight D. Eisenhower First Photos as President-Elect Estimate: $300+

"Exclusive! First picture of President-Elect Eisenhower"—3D snaps taken before his victory speech at the Commodore Hotel

Two identical vintage color Stereo Realist camera slides of Dwight D. Eisenhower at New York's Commodore Hotel following his sweeping victory in the 1952 presidential election, taken by the wife of his aide Robert L. Schulz, measuring 4 x 1.5, with central annotations reading: "First Exclusive of President-Elect, Commodore Hotel, Nov 1952, (DCS)" and "Exclusive! First picture of President-Elect Eisenhower at Commodore Hotel, Milton, Tom Golden, & C. H. House Detective, (Taken by DES)." Includes a vintage Stereo Realist 'red button' viewer, allowing the slides to be viewed as three-dimensional stereographs.

Also accompanied by an 11.5 x 14 page from the Schulz family scrapbook, bearing affixed prints of the image and an explanatory caption: "The first exclusive photo of President-elect DDE. Taken by Dottie (with his consent and urging) in the hall of the Commodore Hotel with a stereo camera. Very few copies of this print have been given away. The Commodore Hotel security man and Dr. Milton"; on the reverse is a large portrait of Eisenhower at "60 Morningside Drive prior to leaving for Commodore Hotel, 1952."

Also includes a separate print of the photograph with a handwritten note by Dorothy Schulz: "1st photo ever taken of President-elect D.D.E. He stayed in the corridor of the hotel (Ambassador [sic, Commodore] in N.Y.) for me to snap this. Dr. Milton E., and a hotel security man were going down to the ballroom for D.D.E. to acknowledge his victory." In overall fine condition. From the collection of Brigadier General Robert L. Schulz, longtime military aide to Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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