Portrait of Huey Long (1893-1935)
Graphite on notepad paper
Overall: 6 7/8 x 5 5/16 in. ( 17.5 x 13.5 cm )
signature, date and inscription: lower left: "Wm HWalker / Apr 18/33 / DUTCH TREAT / CLUB / SEN. HUEY LONG" inscription: lower right: "H. . . [G?] L. . ."
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Wm H Walker / Apr 18/33 / DUTCH TREAT / CLUB / SEN. HUEY LONG"; signed by sitter at lower right: "Huey Long"
Governor and Senator of Louisiana, Long, nicknamed "The Kingfish," was known for his flamboyance and crude charm. He advocated progressive use of public funds to alleviate poverty, and fought New Deal legislation because it didn't go far enough to redistribute wealth in America.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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