Juan Peron signed inscribed 1955 photo of the controversial Argentine presidentJuan Peron signed inscribed 1955 photo of the controversial Argentine presidentJuan Peron signed inscribed 1955 photo of the controversial Argentine presidentJuan Peron signed inscribed 1955 photo of the controversial Argentine presidentJuan Peron signed inscribed 1955 photo of the controversial Argentine presidentJuan Peron signed inscribed 1955 photo of the controversial Argentine presidentJuan Peron signed inscribed 1955 photo of the controversial Argentine presidentJuan Peron signed inscribed 1955 photo of the controversial Argentine presidentJuan Peron signed inscribed 1955 photo of the controversial Argentine presidentJuan Peron signed inscribed 1955 photo of the controversial Argentine president

A black and white 1950's photo of the famous Argentine, Juan Peron (1895-1974), inscribed in ink at bottom "al senor Herbert He. Jillson, con gran afecto/Buenos Aires, 18 febrero 1955/Juan Peron". The piece measures 14" by 9" inside the mat and 18 1/2" by 13 1/2" framed (no glass, as found). This is a fascinating piece of history. Peron of course was a world-famous figure at mid century. He was three times president of Argentina from 1946-1955, and again briefly from October 1973 to July 1974, when he died of a heart attack. Peron's second wife was the famous/infamous Eva ("Evita"), an equally controversial historical figure. A former military officer, Peron came to prominence in the 1940's and 1950's. Regarded by some as a demagogue and dictator, he was chased from office by a coup d'etat on the 16th of September 1955, seven months after this photo was inscribed. The political movement known as "Peronism" was named after him. Peron met a number of major twentieth century figures including Che Guevara; he was a disciple of Benito Mussolini. See the detailed, lengthy wikipedia article on Juan Peron's complex life. The photo is in generally good condition with exception of a tiny dig/loss in his jacket elbow area at lower left, some tiny creases above the signature area, and a tiny hairline abrasion in his lower eyelid area.

Item ID: JB04771

Juan Peron signed inscribed 1955 photo of the controversial Argentine president

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