FIRST LADY MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/21/1963 - HFSID 295495
MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER ALS on a picture postcard of Palm Springs, California Autograph Letter signed: "M. D. E.", Color, 5½x3½. Pictured postcard of Palm Springs, California. Palm Desert, California, 1963 April 21.
Sale Price $216.00
MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER
ALS on a picture postcard of Palm Springs, California
Autograph Letter signed: "M. D. E.", Color, 5½x3½. Pictured postcard of Palm Springs, California. Palm Desert, California, 1963 April 21. To "Dear Frances" [Strecker], in full: "Thank you for your note and tell Muriel I appreciate the item re 750 Lafayette St. that she sent me. Leave here April 28th for home. Have had a wonder 4 months here. May get to Denver this summer and may do something at your museum. Love" On July 1, 1916, 25-year-old Second Lieutenant Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) and 19-year-old Mamie Geneva Doud (1896-1979) were married in Denver, Colorado, at the Doud family home, 750 Lafayette St. mentioned in this letter. They had two sons: Dwight Doud Eisenhower (1917-1920) and John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (born in 1923). As an Army wife for 37 years, Mamie grew accustomed to entertaining groups of influential people, a talent she drew upon during her eight years as the White House hostess (1953-1961). In their 53 years of married life, the Eisenhower's lived in 33 homes; their last in Gettysburg was the only home they owned together. During Ike's final illness, Mamie moved into Walter Reed Army Hospital to be with him during the final months of his life. From the collection of George Strecker, an advertising executive at the Chicago Tribune who became close to the Eisenhower's through his wife, Frances, a long-time friend with Mamie Doud Eisenhower. Lightly toned. Fine condition.
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