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    1986 Ronald Reagan Signed Famous Photograph to Photographer Ernie Schworck. "I've been told this is all off the record and the cameras are off," the President joked as he appeared at the White House News Photographers Association annual dinner on May 19, 1986. "I've been waiting for years to do this." He then struck the pose captured perfectly here by Schworck, a light-hearted moment that speaks to the humanity of this beloved Commander in Chief. Later Schworck approached President Reagan for an autograph, which he graciously supplied, along with a "To Ernie Schworck--With Best Wishes" inscription. Black felt tip ink is 9+/10. Photo measures 9x12" and is matted and framed to 16x19". Letter of provenance from Bruce Schworck. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.


    The Ernie Schworck Collection


    With a camera around his neck and a spirit of adventure in his heart, renowned photographer Ernie Schworck spent three decades in the employment of United Press International (UPI), aiming his lens at the most famous figures of twentieth century sport and politics. The collection that follows focuses primarily on the former, Schworck's Los Angeles residency making him a familiar face at Dodger Stadium and Anaheim Stadium. He's best remembered for his creation of some of the most famous photographs of legendary southpaw Sandy Koufax ever captured, images that he populated with hand-notated game used balls that served as living captions for no-hitters, World Series victories and other historic achievements. Schworck wisely retained many of these baseballs for his personal collection, and they make their hobby debut in the lots that follow. Several are accompanied by the photos for which they were created, and all include a letter of provenance from the Schworck family.




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