Typed Letter Signed / Unsigned Photograph

SARNOFF, David (1891-1971)

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This giant of the telecommunications world headed RCA (Radio Corporation of America) from 1919 to 1970 -- but began as a lowly Belarus immigrant office boy in 1907 with the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America in New York, working his way up the radio and television ladder. TLS, 1p, 8½" X 11", New York, NY, 1966 May 10. Addressed to Arnold F. Gates, Literary Editor of the Lincoln Herald (1914-93, noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar). Near fine. On "Radio Corporation of America" letterhead, Sarnoff discusses a biography of him that Eugene Lyons had authored: "Thanks you for your kind letter. and the reprint of your excellent review of my biography which appeared in the 'Lincoln Herald.' I am naturally pleased that you found the book so rewarding, and I appreciate your thoughtfulness in writing to me." (Early in 1966 Harper & Row had published a book by Sarnoff's cousin Eugene Lyons, "David Sarnoff: A Biography.") Large bold signature in blue ink. Accompanied by a fine glossy 9" X 7" black and white news agency photograph (International News Photos), a candid closeup of Sarnoff smiling alongside a beauty contestant winner. Caption at bottom, which dates this 23 April 1956, describes the scene: "David Sarnoff, RCA chairman and chairman of the National Security Training Commission, names Barbara Lyman, Washington Cherry Blossom Queen, an honorary colonel in the Washington Army Reserve at a kick-off luncheon for military reserve week.". Bookseller Inventory # 40787

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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