41st President. 10x 8 color photo with wide margins showing George Bush riding in a golf cart with Congressman Dan Rostenkowski. With a lengthy inscription in bottom margin: “Hey Rosty, Hell with Sequester, Reconciliation, Capital Gains, Catastrophic, Sec. 89 and Moving the Previous Question – I’m talking friendship. May your life be full of birdies. George Bush“
Stamped, “Official White House Photograph 23 Oct 89” on verso. A few surfaces scratches affecting image at lower margin, but not the inscription. Inscription has faded a bit but remains highly legible.
Accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity from James Spence Authentication / JSA.
Amazing association autographed image with one of the longest inscriptions as President we have seen.
Dan Rostenkowski was a United States Representative from Chicago, serving from 1959 to 1995. He became one of the most powerful legislators in Washington, especially in matters of taxation, until he went to prison. Rostenkowski’s political career ended abruptly in 1994 when he was unexpectedly defeated for reelection by Republican lawyer Michael Patrick Flanagan, he subsequently pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud in 1996 and was fined and sentenced to 17 months in prison.