b/w Photo with Dr. Eduard Benes and his wife. Authentic signatures of both: Dr. Edvard Benes, Hana Benesova.
The Autographs come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
7 x 5 inches is the photo, 10,5 x 8 is the cardboard the photo is mounted on.
A photo with a printed signature is added to this lot.
Edvard Beneš (1884 -1948) was a leader of the Czechoslovak independence movement and the second President of Czechoslovakia.
From 1918-1935, Beneš was first and the longest serving Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia, and from 1920-1925 and 1929-1935 a member of the Parliament. He represented Czechoslovakia in talks of the Treaty of Versailles. In 1921 he was a professor and also from 1921-1922 Prime Minister. Between 1923-1927 he was a member of the League of Nations Council (serving as president of its committee from 1927-1928). He was a renowned and influential figure at international conferences, such as Genoa 1922, Locarno 1925, The Hague 1930, and Lausanne in 1932.
Beneš was a member of the Czechoslovak National Socialist Party (until 1925 called Czechoslovak Socialist Party) and a strong Czechoslovakist - he did not consider Slovaks and Czechs to be separate ethnicities.