Profile Portrait of Alfred E. Smith (1873-1944)
Graphite on notepad paper
Overall: 7 1/8 x 4 7/8 in. ( 18.1 x 12.4 cm )
signature and date: lower left: "Wm HWalker / Dutch Treat / Mar 18/30" inscription: lower right: "Alfred ESmith"
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Wm HWalker / Dutch Treat / Mar 18/30"; signed by sitter at lower right: "Alfred E Smith"
A native of New York's lower East Side, Al Smith served in the New York State Assembly from 1904 to 1915, and was elected governor in 1919. He was nominated as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate in 1928 but lost the election to Herbert Hoover.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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