FIRST LADY BESS W. TRUMAN - NEW YEAR'S CARD SIGNED - HFSID 48514
Sale Price $144.00
Bes Truman signs a card with a printed message for t he upcoming year.
New Year's Card signed: "Bess W. Truman", 6x4. Printed message: "I deeply appreciate your Holiday Greetings and send you my best wishes for the New Year." In 1919, 35-year-old Harry S Truman married 34-year-old Elizabeth "Bess" Wallace. When six-year old Harry Truman first met five-year-old Bess Wallace in a Sunday School class in Independence, Missouri. Harry later said it was love at first sight. At his death in 1972, Harry and Bess Truman had been married for 53 years but they had known each other for an incredible 82 years! On her first day in the White House, First Lady Bess Truman made breakfast, made the bed, washed dishes, dusted, vacuumed and then read a detective novel, The Crimson Claw. 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". At her death in 1982 at 97, she had lived longer than any other First Lady. Slightly soiled. Mounting tape remnant on verso shows through faintly in blank upper center. Otherwise, fine condition.
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