Original press photograph of then Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby with the Chief of Naval Operations Admiral R.E. Coontz as they prepare to leave for Panama. Comes with printed card "The Secretary Of The Navy Washington" signed by Denby.

Harris & Ewing, n.d. March 31, 1923. Paperback. Very Good. Item #21-7774

Photo, oblong 7 x 9", card oblong 3.5 x 5.5". Photo has curling, creasing, light soiling, copyright credits and caption on the reverse, on the reverse of the card is a removal mark and a light pencil note. The caption reads "Secretary Denby, Admiral R. E. Coontz, Chief of Naval Operations and party about to board the Governor's private railraod car for a trip to Panama". Edwin Denby, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan became the 42nd Secretary of the Navy on March 6, 1921. Unfortunately Denby became involved in the infamous Tea Pot Dome scandal. He received a request from the Interior Secretary Albert Fall to transfer the naval oil reserves at Tea Pot Dome, Wyoming and Elks Hill, Califormia to the Interior Department. Fall leased the reserves to private oil companies under noncompetitive contracts. Denby resigned March 10, 1924. A total of two pieces. Sold as a lot.

Price: $95.00

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