ELIZABETH ARDEN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/28 - HFSID 293531
ELIZABETH ARDEN TLS signed as Elizabeth Arden Graham, affixed to a page with a news photo of her Typed Letter signed: "Elizabeth Arden Graham", 1 page, 6½x8½ affixed to an 8½x11 page (4 surfaces) with a newspaper photo of her. 691 Fifth Avenue, New York City, November 28, no year.
Sale Price $467.50
TLS signed as Elizabeth Arden Graham, affixed to a page with a news photo of her
Typed Letter signed: "Elizabeth Arden Graham", 1 page, 6½x8½ affixed to an 8½x11 page (4 surfaces) with a newspaper photo of her. 691 Fifth Avenue, New York City, November 28, no year. On personal letterhead to "Dear Captain Ward". In full: "Thank you so much for your nice letter. I am very glad to comply with your request for my autograph, but felt I must write you a little note as well, to tell you how extremely sorry I am that you have been stricken with polio. Fortunately you are in one of the finest institutions in the world, and I hope so much that you will come through with no future trouble. With every good wish, believe me, most sincerely". Former nursing student Florence Nightingale Graham (1884-1966) went into a beauty salon partnership with Elizabeth Hubbard on New York's Fifth Avenue in 1910. After the partnership split up, the Canadian-born Florence, who continued the business under the name Elizabeth Arden, hired chemists to create the first in a line of 300 beauty products. A pioneer in the advertising of cosmetics, Elizabeth Arden popularized makeup at a time when beauty aids were thought to be used by "low women". In 1922, she expanded her American enterprise to Paris. At the time of her death in 1966, there were 100 Elizabeth Arden beauty salons worldwide, offering hair styling, facials, massages and other beauty services behind their famous "Red Doors". From the personal collection of Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009). Ward, a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II, went on to become President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. Pencil marks (unknown hand) Adhesive residue at top edge. Multiple mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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