Signed and Inscribed Photograph of Herbert Hoover
Signed and Inscribed Photograph of Herbert Hoover
Signed and Inscribed Photograph of Herbert Hoover
Signed and Inscribed Photograph of Herbert Hoover
Signed and Inscribed Photograph of Herbert Hoover

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Art ➔ Signed and Inscribed Photograph of Herbert Hoover

The photo shows a younger looking Herbert Hoover sitting at a desk. The photo was taken by Henri Manuel (April 24, 1874 - September 11, 1947) and is signed in graphite Henri Manuel / Paris. It is also inscribed in inkTo my good friend Major Ferry Heath From Herbert Hoover.

Major Ferry Kimball Heath was a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a graduate of the University of Michigan and veteran of the Spanish-American and World Wars.  After the World War he was detailed by Herbert Hoover, then head of the American Relief Mission, to direct the work of the mission in Finland.
circa 1919
Wooden frame, glass matting material, paper photograph
6"" h 8 1/4"" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Gift Of Tinkham, Mrs. Frederick
Manuel, Henri

Tinkham, Mrs. Frederick

James A. Straub
James A. Straub was a Collections department volunteer and Collection Committee Member at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, offering his services as an art historian. Among his many life accomplishments were his family, and serving in the United States Marine Corps, including a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam. His list of achievements include 27 years as Detective Lieutenant from the Kent County Sheriff's Department, Original Catalogue Director of the Mathias Alten Catalogue Raisonne, and providing significant contributions to the book, Mathias Alten: Journey of an American Painter.

Jim was honored to have been appointed by Gov. Milliken to the Board of Forensic Polygraph Examiners and by the GR mayor to the GR Historical Commission. Additionally, Jim served as President of the Command Officers Bargaining Unit at the Kent County Sheriff's Department and Vice President of the GR Historical Society. Along with his dedicated service to GRPM Jim was also a member of the Board of Kent County Employees Credit Union, the Kent County Pension Board, the Art Advisory Committee for Butterworth Hospital, the Acquisitions Committee at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the GVSU Gordon Gallery Advisory Committee.

Herbert Hoover
Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was an American politician, businessman, and engineer, who served as the 31st president of the United States from 1929 to 1933.
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