Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.

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February 24

On this day in1848 King Louis-Philippe I was forced to abdicate and the 2nd French republic was declared. His father Philippe Egalité had supported the Revolution of 1789 but was nevertheless guillotined during the Reign of Terror. In 1946 Juan Perón was first elected President of Argentina. He served three terms as President, one of which ended in 1955, when he was overthrown in a coup d'état.
LOUIS PHILIPPE I (D’Orleans, 1773-1850, King of the French from 1830-1848, the July Monarchy) 2 Fine Autograph Letters in the third person, in English, as Duke of Orleans, in his attractive hand, to Lord Fortescue (Hugh, 1753-1841, from 1789 1st Earl, F.S.A.), in the first the Duke “is very sorry” he cannot “avail himself of his invitation for tomorrow, but the Duke of Kent having suddenly set off for Windsor, the Duke of Orleans has given up the idea of going to town”, .hoping “he will be more fortunate on the next night of Lord Fortescue’s direction”, in the second the Duke “would be extremely obliged ... if he could grant him an order of admission for tomorrow at the Concert of Ancient Music”, the two letters neatly joined to make 1 side 16” x 7¾”, respectively Twickenham, 11th February 1806 and Kensington Palace, ‘Tuesday morning’ no date, circa 1806
PERON (Juan Domingo, 1895-1975, President of Argentina) and his wife Eva PERON (1919-1952) Superb pair of portraits, signed and inscribed to the Governor of Formosa, Colonel D. Arturo Iglesias Paiz, both images have messages underneath and the date, the President has presented a formal three quarters length portrait photo in black and white, and his wife has given a coloured portait of her smiling face, each 15” x 10” in matching frames 22” x 17”, Buenos Aires, 17th June 1950


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