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Four Presidents Signed Photo: Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon

8” x 10” glossy color photo of four U.S. Presidents, then President Ronald Reagan, and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, and Richard Nixon, signed by each along the bottom margin. Matted in patriotic white, blue, and red mats. An area of isolated superficial scratches is found near the bottom of the photo field, in between the podium and Carter's hands, and there is a minor scuff to the white mat. Else near fine. Overall size measuring 12.875" x 10.75."

This was the first time four U.S. Presidents met. In this historic photograph, Reagan, Ford, Carter, and Nixon, all dressed in dark suits and ties, pose in front of the South Portico of the White House. Signed by, from left to right:

- 38th U.S. President Gerald Ford (1913-2006), as "Gerald R. Ford"

- 37th U.S. President Richard Nixon (1913-1994), as "Richard Nixon"

- Sitting 40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan (1911-2005), as "Ronald Reagan"

- 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter (born 1924), as "J Carter." The "J" and "Ca" are slightly smeared (mentioned just for accuracy.)

The Presidents had convened on October 8, 1981 upon the invitation of then President Ronald Reagan, for a brief speech and photo op before boarding a plane to attend the funeral of assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.

An incredible photograph signed by four late-twentieth-century U.S. Presidents!

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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