FIRST LADY MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/01/1961 - HFSID 295497
Sale Price $198.00
MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER
Short letter to a friend on the message side of a picture postcard of "Mamie's Cabin" at Augusta National Golf Course
Autograph Letter signed: "M", Color, 5½x3½. Postcard photo of "Mamie's Cabin.". Augusta, Georgia, 1961 December 1. To "Dear Frances" [Strecker], Lake Forest, Illinois, in full: "Sorry to hear about George but hope he is much better now. We have enjoyed 3 good weeks here. Proud of showing our Angus made at stock show. Off for Cal. on 18th . 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. 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. In 1953, Augusta National Golf Course, home of the Masters Tournament, erected a dwelling for President and Mrs. Eisenhower, frequent visitors. The "cabin," a rather spacious resident, still stands near the 10th hole. Toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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