The Iowa-born 33rd vice president of the United States (1941-45) was FDR's second second-in-command, serving before this as Secretary of Agriculture (1933-40, the same position his father held under Harding 1921-24) and after the vice-presidency briefly as Secretary of Commerce (1945-46). Item #43845
Bold large signature on a heavy stock 5" X 3" card, n.p., n.y. Near fine. Typed at center near top of card is "Autograph Card / Secretary of Agriculture," which approximately dates this signature to Wallace's years in that office (1933-40). A handsome example. -- and accompanied by a fine and uncommon original black-and-white 8½" X 6½" glossy news agency photograph showing Wallace standing with FDR's son Elliott as comic actor Zero Mostel in Sherlock Holmes costume examines them with a magnifying glass. Original mimeographed text affixed to photo dates this image 31 March 1947 and under the headline "After Denouncing Loans to Greece and Turkey" explains: "Following their appearance before the Anti-Greek Loan Rally in Madison Square Garden last night... Henry A. Wallace (center) former Secretary of Commerce, and Elliott Roosevelt (left) son of the late president, obliged the cameraman with this bit of humorous horseplay with the expert assistance of Zero Mostel, famous clown and mimic of stage and screen, who was one of the sponsors of the affair...."