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A LEADER OF EPIC PROPORTIONS - Sir Winston Churchill

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 @ 07:41 AM

Sir Winston Churchill

LEGENDARY LEADER SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL

Introduction

“Sir Winston Churchill is known for his bulldog spirit, his love of cigars, brandy and Pol Roger champagne, somewhat eccentric dress sense, and famous V for Victory salute. But Churchill was also a man with an incredible zest and curiosity for life. He played polo in India at the highest level, he learned to fly, and he strongly supported technological advancement such as the development of the tank and military aviation. Churchill painted, he traveled, he wrote, he designed the grounds and gardens of his family home Chartwell, and in later life Churchill bred racehorses. Sir Winston Churchill remains one of the greatest iconic figures of the twentieth century.” 

Excerpt from The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

Churchill’s Connection to the White House

Sir Winston Churchill did not allow any obstacle to stand in his way.  He experienced great victory as well as controversy and setbacks. One of his closest relationships with a head of state was with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. They worked together to secure vital food, oil and munitions via the North Atlantic shipping routes during World War II. When President Harry Truman took office, Churchill was very supportive of Truman as well.

Churchill's V for Victory

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL AND HIS V FOR VICTORY SYMBOL

Publications of Winston Churchill

Because Churchill had been raised in an upper-class family, he had a taste for luxury. Unfortunately, his primary occupation did not provide sufficient income to satisfy this need.  To supplement his income and satisfy his craving, he published many books and articles. Perhaps the most well-known of his writings were his newspaper articles published in the Evening Standard in 1936 warning the world about Adolph Hitler. In 1953, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature for the sum of his works.

Leadership

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) was the dutiful son of Lord Randolph Churchill, a Conservative politician and Jennie Jerome, the daughter of a New York businessman.  Churchill had an admirable career path, beginning with the army, serving as a member of Parliament, Secretary of State, Prime Minister, and Minister of Defence. Queen Elizabeth II conferred upon him the high honor of Knighthood in 1953 and President John F. Kennedy conferred on him an honorary citizenship of the United States in 1963.

Churchill in Uniform

WINSTON CHURCHILL, A LEADER UNMOVED BY OPPOSITION

Personal Life

In 1908 Churchill married Clementine Ogilvy Spencer.  Together they had four daughters and one son. The fourth child, Marigold, died from an exacerbated illness when she was only two-years-old. Churchill was known to dislike the typical ramblings of small children.  He would instruct them to speak clearly, causing them to rehearse their communications before approaching him.

Determination

“...I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty...we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our island home... Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous states have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo..., we shall not flag or fail.

We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender...”

Sir Winston Churchill's address to Parliament on June 4, 1940

cigars made for Churchill

Cigars

SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL'S LOVE FOR CIGARS IS WELL KNOWN - THIS RARE PIECE IS INCLUDED IN THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION

Raleigh DeGeer Amyx was fortunate to have become acquainted with Nurse Thomson who was Winston Churchill’s private nurse. Sir Winston Churchill's cigars were personalized with a gold cigar band that reads “Churchill” and are individually encased. It is indeed rare to find such a personal possession of such an important historical figure. Raleigh DeGeer Amyx is proud to include this in his collection of museum-quality artifacts.

Raleigh DeGeer Amyx

RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX - HISTORIAN & COLLECTOR OF HISTORICAL MEMORABILIA

Mr. Amyx has been an avid historian and collector for much of his life. His extensive collection is known throughout the world. The knowledge he has acquired has been called upon by the highest industry and government officials. If you would like to discuss historically significant artifacts with Mr. Amyx make an effort to reach out to him.

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Through The Tough Times: Remembering FDR and The Great Depression

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 @ 12:39 PM

In November 1936, one-third of the nation went to the polls to re-elect a man many called "The Boss",  to a second term in office. On January 20th, 1937, when FDR was inaugurated for his second term during one of the worst crises in U.S. history, "The Champ" proclaimed: "Today we reconsecrate our country to long cherished ideals in a suddenly changed civilization. In every land there are always at work forces that drive men apart and forces that draw men together. In our personal ambitions we are individualists. But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up, or else we all go down, as one people." Neither from the working or lower classes, but from a disciplined and strict upbringing in late-1800's New York, so spoke Franklin DeLeno Roosevelt, who, through his political acumen and his understanding of how to use media to support his causes and policies, became an advocate to what was then known as "the forgotten man".

FDR 1933 INAUGARATION|FDR HAT|THE RLAEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|

FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT ON MARCH 3, 1933 - INAUGURATION DAY - WEARING FORMAL TOP HAT NOW IN THE RALEIGH DeGEER AMYX COLLECTION

The Great Depression had devastating effects on the developing United States, on industries, in culture, and within families. Cities all across the country were hit hard, especially those dependent on heavy industry. Until Roosevelt's first New Deal programs, such as the Public Works Administration and the Federal Emergency Relief Act, were enacted, employment was virtually halted in many industries.

food surplus lines great depression

A COMMON SIGHT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT SAW DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION - MEN AND WOMEN FACING NO WORK AND HARD TIMES STAND IN LINE FOR COMMODITY SURPLUSES

Farming and rural areas suffered greatly as crop prices fell by 40 to 60 percent. Facing plummeting demand with few alternate sources of jobs, areas dependent on primary sector industries such as farming, mining and logging suffered the most. Even shortly after the Wall Street Crash of 1929, optimism persisted. It was John D. Rockefeller, who at the time said: “These are days when many are discouraged. In the 93 years of my life, depressions have come and gone. Prosperity has always returned and will again."

FDR 1933 INAUGUARATION|FDR HAT|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|FDR IN LIMOUSINE WITH PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER ON THE WAY TO CAPITOL FOR 1933 SWEARING IN - FDR HOLDS TOP HAT HE WORE THAT DAY - NOW IN THE RALEIGH DeGEER AMYX COLLECTION

Yet many people during that time, and some historians today, believed that it was President Franklin Roosevelt who brought what is now argued as a situationally necessary expansion of the federal government, as well as a style of leadership, disposition, and temperament which inspired people in such desperate times. While the effects of his policies and the precedent they set for the federal government's role are still today under debate, Roosevelt left a remarkably positive impression on Americans during that time.

FDR|FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT|FDR CIGARETTE HOLDER|PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT - FDR'S FAMOUS CIGARETTE HOLDER - NOW IN THE RALEIGH DeGEER AMYX AMERICANA COLLECTION

A man of contagious joy, unstoppable enthusiasm, and relentless bipartisanship and coordinative action, he reminded politicians, labor bosses, and everyday Americans of the absolutely necessity of mutual problem-solving and never giving up. Even his 'fireside chats' created an unusually close relationship with the public, speaking directly to the American people as if they were close friends. These chats were crucial to building support for the New Deal and, later, to mobilizing the nation for World War II.

roosevelt world war II draft recruiters

EVERY ABLE-BODIED MAN AGED 18 OR OVER - RECRUITERS FACILITATING THE DRAFT FOR WORLD WAR II - ROOSEVELTS FIRESIDE CHATS HELPED AMERICANS ACCEPT U.S. INVOLVMENT

 

Many Americans came to feel like they were partners in their government with a man whose warm and understanding voice came right into their living rooms. As one businessman later said, "My mother looks upon the President as someone so immediately concerned with her problems and difficulties that she would not be surprised to see him come over for dinner one evening."

 

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FDR IN PRESIDENTIAL LIMOUSINE - WEARING ONE OF HIS FAMOUS CAPES - THIS CAPE IS NOW IN THE RALEIGH DeGEER AMYX AMERICANA COLLECTION

When Roosevelt was just 39 years old, he was stricken with polio, becoming paralyzed for the rest of his life. This tragedy, in the eyes of the American public, came to exemplify a much-needed inspirational reality that physical disabilities are not a barrier to personal achievement. He worked very hard to regain his health and strength, and also demonstrate that to the public through his clever use of the media, often only allowing himself to be seen in public with a cane or walker rather than his wheelchair. In one instance he embarked on a family sailing trip up the eastern coast, with photographers and reporters aboard, to show his capability, strength, and desire to lead and rule. Many believe that his struggle with polio helped give him the empathy and strength needed to help the American people overcome the Great Depression and succeed in World War II.

FDR CAMPAIGN TRAIN IMAGE 2  8 10 09THE EFFERFESCENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT - WITH SON JIMMY ROOSEVELT - ON THE CAMPAING TRAIL - AN INSPIRATION TO MEGA MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

Like many presidents, he never got the chance to see the peaceful prosperity that he worked to create. The cumulative effects of polio on his body, the stress of political life, and constant cigarette-smoking finally took their toll on April 12th, 1945. One month earlier he traveled to his preferred "resort",  in Warm Springs, Georgia, to rest and recuperate; but an unexpected, massive brain hemorrhage took his life at the age of only 63. Serving the longest in office (12 plus years) than any other president, overseeing the worst U.S. financial crises in America's entire history, and cautiously but definitively engaging in a World War that could have become far worse than it did, FDR left us one of the most memorable presidential legacies. He expanded the power of the presidency, created new agencies that transformed the federal government and, in the process, transformed its relationship to American citizens. Many consider him to be one of the Greatest Presidents in history, alongside the likes of Lincoln and Washington.

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DWIGHT EISENHOWER ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING -- IKE'S WORLD WAR 11 H.Q.

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 @ 02:06 PM

Of major interest is the discovery of an important original oil painting by General Dwight D. Eisenhower. The exact location of this major artifact, having World War 11 significance, is at long last being shared with all that care about the sacrifice born by our ancestors, for which we reap benefits to this very day today - Freedom. The future President of The United States completed this artistic rendering some 62 years ago.

PAINTING DWIGHT EISENHOWER|IKE PAINTING|TELEGRAPH COTTAGE|IKES WORLD WAR 11 HEADQUARTERS|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|IMPORTANT OIL PAINTING BY GENERAL DWIGHT EISENHOWER OF - TELEGRAPH COTTAGE - IKE'S EUROPEAN THEATRE WORLD WAR 11 HEADQUARTERS

This important oil painting (approximately 14" X 18") was accomplished by Dwight Eisenhower a few years after the ending of World War II.  The General presented this important artistic effort to his longtime Valet, Sgt. John Moaney. Not surprisingly, General Eisenhower  made a conscious effort to depict, via an Original Oil rendition, his own personally chosen World War II Headquarters – "Telegraph Cottage" – located just 15 miles South of London, England.

eisenhower paintingIKE'S AVID INTEREST FOR RELAXATION WAS OIL PAINTING - THE GENERAL DID THIS OVER A PERIOD OF MANY YEARS - IN EUROPE, AS PRESIDENT AND IN RETIREMENT

"Telegraph Cottage" was the Official location that Eisenhower selected to both live and work as he Commanded the European Theater throughout World War II. This effort culminated in the Surrender by Germany on May 7,1945. Coincidentally The German's Surrendered on the Birthday of The Commander in Chief - Harry S Truman.

Ike presented this Important Historical Oil Painting to his long-time Valet Sgt. Moaney. The General not only signed the front, "DE" but also writing, in part, on the verso of the painting, "For Sgt. Moaney - I  helped plan both Torch 1942, (the Invasion of North Africa) and Overlord 1945 (D-Day) - Telegraph Cottage - 15 miles South of London- DDE".

general eisenhower and sgt. john moaneyTHE PRESIDENT GRILLING T-BONE STEAKS WITH HIS FRIEND AND VALET SGT. JOHN MOANEY - MOANEY WAS WITH IKE DAILY FROM 1942 - 1969

Years later Eisenhower authored a book entitled "At Ease - Stories I like to tell Friends"; and in that Book The General described 'Sgt. John Moaney - a man indispensible to me throughout my life'. And later, Ike also remembered Moaney by remembering him in his Will. Sgt. Moaney had first met The General in early 1942 in England. He was chosen by Ike to serve as his personal Valet. They both lived together within "Telegraph Cottage" thoughout World War 11.  Moaney was with Ike daily from 1942 until The President's Death in 1969; and Moaney was loyally present at Walter Reed Hospital when the Great General breathed his very last.

ike and mamie photo signedNOTE THE AFFECTIONATE INSCRIPTION TO BOTH SGT. MOANEY AND DELORES MOANEY FROM THE EISENHOWER'S WHILE THE FOUR WERE AT GETTYSBURG TOGETHER

Sgt. Moaney married Delores Moaney about 1945. Delores  was The Eisenhower Family Cook for many years...serving at both The White House and for many years later at Gettysburg Farm. In fact both Sgt. John Moaney and Delores Moaney lived within their Gettysburg Farm Home - (Eisenhower's choice of permanent retirement) with Mamie Doud Eisenhower, long after The President had passed away.

inscription signed by eisenhower and mamieCLOSE-UP OF EISENHOWER TO MOANEY INSCRIPTION OF  PHOTO ON BENCH ILLUSTRATED ABOVE

Over a quarter-century ago the Moaney's graciously presented this important DDE oil painting of "Telegraph Cottage" to The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection - for inclusion into his well-known Collection, also known as The American Heritage Collection.

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IMPORTANT WORLD WAR II PROCLAMATION -SIGNED BY HARRY S. TRUMAN

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 @ 10:14 AM

Featured is one of the more Important Documents of World War II. It is Notably Signed and Historically Inscribed by the President. Harry Truman Thoughtfully took time to make a Special Christmas Present, on December 25, 1945, to his Acting Press Secretary, the Honorable E.A. Ayers. Further, the President Thoughtfully personalized the Special Inscription in a special way...


TRUMAN D DAY PRAYER|D DAY PRAYER|SIGNED D DAY PRAYER|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX|AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT WORLD WAR II PROCLAMATION

D DAY PRAYER|TRUMAN SIGNED D DAY PRAYER|WORLD WAR II PROCLAMATION|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|A VIVID CLOSE-UP OF THE RARE INSCRIPTION AS AUTHORED BY PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN 

"This Was A Happy Birthday For Me. I Hope This Will Be
A Happy Christmas For You – 12/25/45".

This Important Proclamation Called Upon Americans to Devote a Day of Prayer as a Result of the Surrender of Germany and - That This Special Prayer Day will be Sunday - May 13, 1945.

PRESIDENT HARRY TRUMAN|PRESIDENT TRUMAN|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AEMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES - IN A MOMENT OF CONTEMPLATIVE  REFLECTION

In the Proclamation, The President Points Out that the Western World had Been Freed of the Evil Forces which for 5 years or Longer Imprisoned the Bodies and had Broken the Lives of Millions of Millions of Free-Born People. In The Proclamation, The President Points Out, that the Enemy had Violated the Churches, Destroyed the Homes, Corrupted the Children, and Murdered their Loved Ones.

PRESIDENT TRUMAN AND EISENHOWER|TRUMAN AND IKE|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL EISENHOWER ON A PLEASANT DAY  SADLY THESE TWO GREAT MEN DID NOT RETAIN THEIR CORDIAL RELATIONSHIP FOR LONG

Truman goes on to Say that the Army of Liberation Finally Restored Freedom to Suffering Peoples, Whose Spirit and Will the Oppressors Could Never Enslave.

Then The President Directs his Attention to what must Now be Won in the East – Victory over the Japanese Empire.

Truman Calls on the Whole World to Cleanse The Evil from Which Only Half The World had been Freed. By August of 1945 - Final Victory over the Japanese Empire had Finally Been Achieved.

HARRY TRUMAN|TRUMAN ON VACATION|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX|THE PRESIDENT FINALLY ENJOYS A MOMENT OF HAPPINESS AND LEISURE - THIS PHOTO WAS SNAPPED OF HARRY S. TRUMAN ABOARD THE U.S.S. WILLIAMSBURG EN-ROUTE TO KEY WEST

For The past 25 years this Magnificent piece has been in The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection. In the not too distant future this Important World War II Document may be shared with another noted collector. It is important to history that it be forever preserved.

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THE ACTUAL PAPERWEIGHT OF GENERAL DWIGHT EISENHOWER-AMYX COLLECTION

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Thu, Jun 23, 2011 @ 03:44 PM

General Dwight D. Eisenhower's Heavy Brass Paperweight, with The appropriate 3-D Seal of the United States of America, is 3 inches in diameter and it rests on a Handsome  4.5 inch Ebony Base.  Take Special Note of the verso of this Historic Relic as it was Deeply Engraved years ago, "General DDE 1945".

EISENHOWER RELIC|WHITE HOUSE MEMORABILIA|WORLD WAR 11 MEMORABILIA|PRESIDENTIAL MEMORABILIA|PAPERWEIGHT|IKE|EISENHOWER|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX|THE DISTINQUISHED HEAVY BRASS PAPERWEIGHT OF GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

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 THE DISTINCTIVE VERSO OF THE HEAVY BRASS 3-D PAPERWEIGHT OF THE VICTORIOUS WORLD WAR 11 GENERAL

This Important World War II Paperweight sat on the General's Desk, in England's Telegraph Cottage – where Eisenhower made Life and Death Decisions throughout World War II. Upon Ike's Death, in 1969, it was left to his Trusted Valet, Sgt. John Moaney.  The Moaney's took special care of it, from 1961 until 1983, ultimately providing Detailed and Appropriate Historical Provenance; and permanently placing it in the Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection, where it has been on permanent display, nearly 30 years now.sgt. john moaney|moaney|white house valet|the raleigh degeer amyx collection|the american heritage collection|eisenhower barbecues|

PRESIDENT EISENHOWER GRILLS A STEAK WITH HIS EVER PRESENT VALET AND FRIEND - SGT. JOHN MOANEY - MOANEY WAS EVEN REMEMBERED IN IKE'S WILL AT THE TIME OF PRESIDENT EISENHOWER'S DEATH IN 1969

general eisenhower|ike|fdr and ike|eisenhower and fdr|general eisenhower|raleigh degeer amyx|the raleigh degeer amyx collection|GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - DURING WORLD WAR 11 - BEING PRESENTED THE LEGION OF MERIT BY HIS COMMANDER IN CHIEF FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT

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DWIGHT EISENHOWER OIL PAINTING-TELEGRAPH COTTAGE-WORLD WAR 11

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Mon, Feb 21, 2011 @ 12:10 PM

Of Major interest is the Discovery of an Important Historical Oil Painting by Dwight Eisenhower– the exact location of an impressive artistic rendering, having important World War II significance, is at long last being shared with all.

ike oil painting telegraph cottageIMPORTANT OIL PAINTING BY GENERAL DWIGHT EISENHOWER OF - TELEGRAPH COTTAGE - IKE'S EUROPEAN THEATRE WORLD WAR 11 HEADQUARTERS

This important oil painting (approximately 14" X 18") was accomplished by Dwight Eisenhower a few years after the ending of World War II.  The General presented this important artistic effort to his longtime Valet, Sgt. John Moaney. Not surprisingly, General Eisenhower's made a conscious effort to depict, via an Original Oil rendition, his own chosen World War II Headquarters – "Telegraph Cottage" – located just 15 miles South of London, England.

eisenhower paintingIKE'S AVID INTEREST FOR RELAXATION WAS OIL PAINTING - THE GENERAL DID THIS OVER A PERIOD OF MANY YEARS - IN EUROPE, AS PRESIDENT AND IN RETIREMENT

"Telegraph Cottage" was the Official location that Eisenhower selected to both live and work as he Commanded the European Theater throughout World War II. This effort culminated in the Surrender by Germany on May 7,1945. Coincidentally The German's Surrendered on the Birthday of The Commander in Chief - Harry S Truman.

Ike presented this Important Historical Oil Painting to his long-time Valet Sgt. Moaney, not only signing the front, "DE" but also writing, in part, on the verso of the painting, "For Sgt. Moaney - I  helped plan both Torch 1942, (the Invasion of North Africa) and Overlord 1945 (D-Day) - Telegraph Cottage - 15 miles South of London- DDE".

general eisenhower and sgt. john moaneyTHE PRESIDENT GRILLING T-BONE STEAKS WITH HIS FRIEND AND VALET SGT. JOHN MOANEY - MOANEY WAS WITH IKE DAILY FROM 1942 - 1969

Years later Eisenhower authored a book entitled "At Ease - Stories I like to tell Friends"; and in that Book The General described 'Sgt. John Moaney - a man indispensible to me throughout my life'. And later, Ike also remembered Moaney by name in his own Will. Sgt. Moaney had first met The General in early 1942 in England. He was chosen by Ike to serve as his personal Valet. They both lived together within "Telegraph Cottage" thoughout World War 11.  Moaney was with Ike daily from 1942 until The President's Death in 1969; and Moaney was present at Walter Reed Hospital when the Great General breathed his last.

ike and mamie photo signedNOTE THE AFFECTIONATE INSCRIPTION TO BOTH SGT. MOANEY AND DELORES MOANEY FROM THE EISENHOWER'S WHILE THE FOUR WERE AT GETTYSBURG TOGETHER

Sgt. Moaney married Delores Moaney about 1945. Delores  was The Eisenhower Family Cook for many years...serving at both The White House and for many years later at Gettysburg Farm. In fact both Sgt. John Moaney and Delores Moaney lived within their Gettysburg Farm Home - (Eisenhower's choice of permanent retirement) with Mamie Doud Eisenhower, long after The President had passed away.

inscription signed by eisenhower and mamieCLOSE-UP OF EISENHOWER TO MOANEY INSCRIPTION OF  PHOTO ON BENCH ILLUSTRATED ABOVE

Over a quarter-century ago the Moaney's graciously presented this important DDE oil painting of "Telegraph Cottage" to The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection - for inclusion into his well-known Collection, also known as The American Heritage Collection.

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