Miller, Wayne F. (Photographer); Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (Subject) & Daiter, Stephen (Editor). FDR FUNERAL APRIL 14, 1945: PHOTOGRAPHS BY WAYNE F. MILLER. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective collection of photographs. The first and only edition. Published in a one-time-only print run as a hardcover original only. None of the copies was sold to the public. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by The Stephen Daiter Gallery: Regular-sized volume format. Black cloth boards, as issued. Photographs by Wayne F. Miller. Except for one line, there is no text. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the spine, as issued. Presents Wayne F. Miller's "FDR Funeral April 14, 1945". Memento mori of a transcendent event and Presidency. "The faces of some of the thousands of mourners who lined the streets of the nation's capital as the funeral cortege of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passed by" (Publisher's blurb). The longest-serving President in American history, Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage barely three months into his FOURTH term in office (there were no silly "term limits" at the time). In 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, Governor Roosevelt of New York was elected the 32nd President of the United States. Gore Vidal, who wrote the only cycle of novels on American history we have thus far, regards FDR (whom he personally knew very well, flaws and all) as the greatest American President of modern times, comparable only to Abraham Lincoln. FDR's funeral cortege was the inspiration for JFK's own funeral procession (meticulously planned by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy) and the RFK funeral train. An absolute "must-have" title for Wayne F. Miller and Americana collectors. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white plates. One of the finest American photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER WAYNE F. MILLER TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). $70.00

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