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FIRST LADY BESS W. TRUMAN - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK CIRCA 1976 - HFSID 273627

BESS TRUMAN Bess Truman signs a printed card for the New Year. Printed Card signed: "Bess W. Truman", 6x4. Imprinted: "I deeply appreciate your Holiday Greetings and send you my best wishes for the New Year." With original typed mailing envelope bearing Mrs. Truman's imprinted frank.

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Condition: fine condition
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BESS TRUMAN
Bess Truman signs a printed card for the New Year.
Printed Card signed: "Bess W. Truman", 6x4. Imprinted: "I deeply appreciate your Holiday Greetings and send you my best wishes for the New Year." With original typed mailing envelope bearing Mrs. Truman's imprinted frank. Postmarked U.S. Postal Service 640 (Missouri), month and day illegible, 1976. In 1919, 35-year-old Harry S Truman married 34-year-old Elizabeth "Bess" Wallace, whom he had known since the fifth grade. 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. Ink slightly smudged at the "uman" of Truman. Slightly soiled at right blank margin, which has stray ink mark. Two minor paper clip impressions at upper blank margin. Fine condition.

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