Glossy 1940s 8×10 black and white chest-up studio portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in later years in black felt tip ink, “To Warren/Sincerely/Leon Ames.”  Fine condition, with scattered very mild thumbing bends in the top border and in the background along the top edge, all barely perceptible when the photograph is viewed head on.  In a career that spanned 55 years, Leon Ames appeared in over 120 films and numerous television series, usually cast as benevolent fatherly types.