Profile Portrait of Lieutenant-General James Guthrie Harbord (1866-1947)
Graphite on notepad paper
Overall: 7 1/8 x 4 7/8 in. ( 18.1 x 12.4 cm )
signature and date: lower right: "Wm HWalker / Jan/14/30" inscription: lower left: "J.G.Harbord. / 'Vulgarity not only / fashionable to-day / but popular' / 'stop nagging letters / I'm 3000 miles / away & I want / to enjoy this war / in peace' / Private
Signed and inscribed at lower right in graphite: "Wm. H. Walker / Jan/14/30"; signed by sitter at lower left: "J.G. Harbord/ 'Vulgarity not only / fashionable to-day / but popular' / 'Stop nagging letters / I'm 3000 miles / away & I want / to enjoy this war / in peace' (Private to / wife)"
A career army officer, Harbord retired with the rank of Lieutenant General on July 9, 1942. He was president of Radio Corporation of America (RCA) from 1923 to 1930 and maintained his association with that company, as chairman of the board and then as honorary chairman and director, until the end of his life.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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