Rare 8x10-inch color glossy portrait during his tenure as the first African-American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-1993), serving during the Persian Gulf War, boldly signed in blue fountain pen in the large white lower border. In very good condition and ideal for display. General Powell was far less available to provide autographs in later years, when he became the 65th United States Secretary of State under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African-American to hold that position. An item with tremendous investment value!