Framed photograph of President William Howard Taft.
Full frame measures 12×14 inches. Photograph is inscribed to Ambrose Swasey. Inscription reads: “For Ambrose Swasey of Cleveland, Ohio, with best wishes – Nov. 8th, 1912. William Taft.”
Includes envelop from the White House affixed to back panel. Mr. Swasey was a mechanical engineer and founder of the Warner & Swasey Company, which built telescopes. He was a benefactor for President Taft and donated large sums to Case Western Reserve University in the 1920s. This photograph was signed shortly after the election defeat of President Taft, losing to future president Woodrow Wilson and garnering less votes than former president Theodore Roosevelt’s Bull Moose party.