Signed Photographic Etching
Palo Alto: Berton Crandall (Photographer), c. 1958. SIGNED "Herbert Hoover" at the bottom of a 4.75" x 7.75" photograph of a 1933 Clarence R. Mattei charcoal. Photograph attach on bottom rear to a 1.5" matte. Herbert Hoover (1874 -1964) was 31st President of the United States, Secretary of Commerce, Administrator of the U. S. Food Program, and successful business man in the mining industry before entering public life. C. R. Mattei (1883 - 1945) was a renowned, New York and Paris trained artist. He spent most of his life in Santa Barbara, CA. Berton Crandall (1882 - 1979) was a 1906 graduate of Stanford, Hoover's alma mater. He extensively photographed the great earthquake of 1906 as well as architecture and sports events at Stanford throughout his career. Fine. Item #1340
"Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity." H. Hoover.