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    Sale 2502 | Lot 158
    Estimate: $400 - $600
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    • Sale 2502 Lot 158

      ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. Typed Letter Signed, as President, to Esther J. Lichtmann, agreeing to meet her and Mr. [Louis L.?] Horch. 1 page, 4to, White House stationery, with integral blank; horizontal fold. With the original envelope. Washington, 19 March 1943

      Estimate $400 - 600

      Esther Jenta Lichtmann (1892-1990) was employed at the Master Institute of United Arts, a New York art school founded by her brother, piano instructor Maurice Lichtmann, and painter Nicholas Roerich. Roerich was instrumental in organizing the Roerich Pact, an inter-American agreement protecting cultural artifacts from destruction by military operations, which was signed by Roosevelt and representatives of 20 other American governments in Washington on April 15, 1935.