Portrait of Herbert Hoover (1874-1964)

Object Number: 
1990.1.235
Date: 
1937
Medium: 
Graphite on notepad paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 5 in. ( 17.8 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower right: "Wm H. Walker" date and inscription: lower left: "May 18/37 / Dutch Treat Club / Ambassador Hotel" inscriptions: lower center: "Herbert Hoover" and upper right: "EX-PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. / HERBERT CLARK HOOVER"
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in graphite: "Wm H. Walker"; inscribed at lower left: "May 18/37 / Dutch Treat Club/ Ambassador Hotel"; at upper right: "EX-PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. / HERBERT CLARK HOOVER"; signed by sitter at lower center: "Herbert Hoover"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
The 31st president of the United States, Hoover was elected in 1928, just months before the stock market crash. Because his economic policies were not enough to combat the onslaught of the Depression he became the scapegoat for the country's financial woes. Although he failed to be re-elected in 1932, he served on several government commissions during the Truman and Eisenhower presidencies.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group