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Chester W. Nimitz Historic Signed Photograph
THE BEST OF THE BEST
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED WITH THE SAME PEN
USED TO SIGN THE ORIGINAL SURRENDER DOCUMENTS
 
NIMITZ, Chester W. (1885-1966) American Admiral, Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during WWII. He was largely responsible for the successful "Island Hopping" campaign against the Japanese. He directed the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway. He signed the Japanese surrender documents on board the U.S.S. Missouri.
 
Unusually Large Historic Photograph Signed, 10.5 in. by 12.5 in., black and white, taken during the Japanese surrender on board the U.S.S. Missouri, Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945. This photo depicts Admiral Nimitz signing the Japanese surrender documents as the U.S. Representatives look on including Douglas MacArthur. A Superb Photograph which documents the end of World War II. On the lower white border is inscribed by the hand of Nimitz. "To Captain A.A. de la Houssaye, USNR wishing you always fair winds and smooth sailing. C.W. Nimitz, Fleet Admiral, U.S. Navy." On the documents in the photograph, Nimitz has signed his name once again as "C.W. Nimitz U.S. Representative." The photo is in very good condition with the writing a little light in areas but very readable.
 
Detail from the Photograph (note: glare is from the reflection of digital camera)

The Provenance:
On the verso of the photo is affixed a Typed letter signed by Walter L. Small, Commander, U.S. Navy, Personal Aide to C.N.O." Addressed to Captain Arthur A. de la Houssaye, New Orleans dated 10 July 1947 on the letterhead of Navy Department, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, DC. In part: "Fleet Admiral Nimitz has received your letter of July 8th, and enclosed herewith is the Surrender Picture which you requested. Fleet Admiral Nimitz autographed this picture with the same pen he used to sign the original surrender document....."

Included with this collection is an ORIGINAL piece of teak decking from the U.S.S. Missouri. Authentication is stamped into the wood and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. The three items. SOLD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Stephen Koschal ~ Quality Autographs & Signed Books
Serving Collectors, Libraries, Institutions, Autograph Galleries and Dealers with
Autographs and Signed Books in all Fields of Collecting Since 1967.

P.O. Box 311061, Miami, FL 33231 USA ~ Phone (561) 315-3622 ~ skoschal@aol.com