FIRST LADY MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER - PRINTED CARD SIGNED IN INK 11/16/1959 - HFSID 295478
Sale Price $198.00
MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER
Ink signature as First Lady on printed card with Presidential seal, thanking friends for a birthday wish
Printed Card signed in ink: "Mamie Doud Eisenhower", 6x3½ Card sent to "Dear Frances and George" [Strecker] , dated 1959 November 16, bears printed Presidential seal and text: "I deeply appreciate your thoughtful remembrance of me on my birthday. Thank you very much." 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. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the fifth general to be elected President, served as the nations' 34th President from 1953 to 1961. 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 Eisenhower. Toned. Corners lightly worn. Fine condition.
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