FIRST LADY BESS W. TRUMAN - ILLUSTRATION SIGNED - HFSID 215379
ELIZABETH W. "BESS" TRUMAN 12x15¾ ink drawing of Harry Truman by Selwyn Gamble signed by his wife and First Lady Illustration signed "Bess W. Truman". Drawing in blue ink, 12x15¾ heavy cardstock, by Selwyn C. Gamble of Senatobia, Mississippi, Gamble's stamp on verso in blue ink.
Sale Price $216.00
ELIZABETH W. "BESS" TRUMAN
12x15¾ ink drawing of Harry Truman by Selwyn Gamble signed by his wife and First Lady
Illustration signed "Bess W. Truman". Drawing in blue ink, 12x15¾ heavy cardstock, by Selwyn C. Gamble of Senatobia, Mississippi, Gamble's stamp on verso in blue ink. Truman (1885-1982, born Elizabeth Virginia Wallace in Independence, Missouri) married the future 33rd U.S. President, Harry S. Truman, in 1919; they got engaged before he left for France and World War I in 1918, cutting short their courtship. Truman generally abstained from comment on public policies and only participated in Washington social life when necessary. Unlike her predecessor, Eleanor Roosevelt, she gave no press conferences and usually responded to any questions with a terse "No comment". She tried to curb her husband's salty, blunt language. When one society matron complained that the President had used the word "manure" in public, Bess replied that it had taken her 20 years to get him to say "manure". She lived longer than any other First Lady, dying at the age of 97. Not only did she live longer than any other First Lady (as of this biography), she also lived longer than any United States president. Lightly toned, especially along edges. Heavily creased in corners. Some damage to cardstock in upper corners and lower left corner. Otherwise in fine condition.
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