09-11-2015 09-11-2015
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2840B Boston
September 11, 2015 12:00 PMCalender

Ed Clark (American, 1911-2000) FDR Funeral, Warm Springs, Georgia

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2840B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 11, 2015 12:00PM


Ed Clark (American, 1911-2000)

FDR Funeral, Warm Springs, Georgia, 1945, printed c. 1982. Titled and dated in ink below the image l.l., signed and inscribed "Edward Clark - Life" in ink below the image l.r., signed by the subject Graham Jackson and dated "1982" in ink below the image l.c., signed and numbered "8 of 10" in ink on the backing. Gelatin silver print, image size 8 7/8 x 12 3/4 in. (22.5 x 32.3 cm), matted, framed.
Condition: Taped to overmat with masking tape, gently light-struck, solarization or similar in dark areas of image.

N.B. As a staff photographer for LIFE, Ed Clark drove all night from his home in Nashville to Warm Springs, Georgia, after learning of the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. As the President's body was transported to the train station for the journey back to Washington, Clark captured United States Navy bandsman Graham W. Jackson, Sr., playing "Goin' Home," one of Roosevelt's favorite tunes, on his accordion. The now iconic photograph of Jackson with tears streaming down his cheeks, a poignant and moving symbol of the nation's grief, was published in the April 17, 1945, issue of LIFE.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

An inscription in ink on the backing reads: "This is # 8 of 10 prints that are signed by Graham Jackson and me. I printed the print myself at Glen Echo Natl Park in Glen Echo Md."

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Graham W. Jackson , Sr., Graham Jackson, Glen Echo, Nashville, Springs, United States