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Lot 366

Rogers, Will (1879-1935) American actor and humorist. Black and white Photograph Signed "Will Rogers," 10 in. x 8 in., n.d., n.p. A seated, waist-up portrait of Rogers in a pinstriped suit, by "Teystone / L.A." Some waviness around edges and several faint creases, most of which would not show if framed. The large signature is signed in black ink diagonally across the lower right corner. Overall condition About Fine. Rogers was born in Indian Territory, and as a young man, performed as a rope artist in Wild West and vaudeville shows. His accompanying monologue full of homespun humor was popular; for example: "The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has." He appeared in several Hollywood films and wrote a weekly syndicated column for the New York Times. He died in an airplane crash with Wiley Post.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.

Realized $345

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