FIRST LADY LADY BIRD JOHNSON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 13178
Sale Price $252.00
LADY BIRD JOHNSON
Black and white publicity photograph of Lady Bird Johnson standing on a balcony with her hands in front of her.
Photograph signed: "Lady Bird Johnson". B/w, 8x10. Born Claudia Alta Taylor, "Lady Bird" (1912-2007) received her nickname after the family nursemaid, Alice Tittle, remarked that the baby of Thomas and Minnie Taylor was "as purty as a little lady bird". On November 6, 1934, she married Lyndon Baines Johnson in San Antonio, Texas. Lady Bird was a shrewd businesswoman who parlayed a small inheritance into a multimillion-dollar fortune in addition to raising the couple's two daughters, Lynda Bird and Luci Baines. Both married while their father was President (1963-1969) and Lady Bird was pursuing an active role as First Lady (she is best known for actively promoting national beautification projects). Following her husband's term, the Johnsons returned to their Texas ranch, where LBJ died in 1973 (the couple had been married for 39 years and 66 days at the time of his death). On December 22, 2005, Mrs. Johnson celebrated her 93rd birthday; she died in July 2007 at the age of 94. Among First Ladies, only Bess Truman, who died at 97 in 1982, has lived longer. Minor surface creases (most not evident head on), one at hairline. Tape stain at lower margin. Stamped on verso (no show through). Overall, fine condition.
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