Washington, D.C. 1960. One mounted photograph, measuring 9 1/4" x 13 1/4", on which Robert A. Taft has inscribed his best wishes to the photographer, Abdon Ackad. Text to his signature is the commemorative stamp of Taft which used this very photograph. 'Sen Robert A. Taft / 4 cents stamp' is written on the rear. JK consignment Shelved in Netdesk office, above Ephemera section.
Shelved in Netdesk office, above Ephemera section.
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Robert Alphonso Taft Sr. (1889-1953) was an American conservative politician, lawyer, and scion of the Taft family. A member of the Republican Party, he represented Ohio in the United States Senate and briefly served as Senate Majority Leader. A 1957 Senate committee named Taft as one of America's five greatest senators, along with Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, and Robert M. La Follette, Sr.
Abdon Daoud Ackad Sr., 82, photographed Supreme Court justices, presidents and their families, and foreign heads of state during his nearly 60 years as a portrait photographer. He operated the Ackad Photographic Studio on Connecticut Avenue from 1948 until his retirement in 1971. Mr. Ackad's favorite clients included General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and the late Sen. Robert A. Taft (R-Ohio), whose portrait was used for a commemorative stamp. He also photographed the Supreme Court, noted members of the clergy, prominent Washington families, and U.S. presidents from Wilson to Franklin D. Roosevelt. His portrait of FDR was used for the engraving of the Roosevelt dime. In 1932, Eleanor Roosevelt called him to Hyde Park, N.Y., to take her official inaugural photograph.