FIRST LADY MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER - PROGRAM SIGNED - HFSID 252503
MAMIE EISENHOWER Mamie Eisenhower signs a program for a Delta Gamma Alumnae benefit for The Foundation of Blind Children. Program signed: "Mamie Doud Eisenhower" on cover, 4p, 9½x12¾.
Sale Price $324.00
Mamie Eisenhower signs a program for a Delta Gamma Alumnae benefit for The Foundation of Blind Children.
Program signed: "Mamie Doud Eisenhower" on cover, 4p, 9½x12¾. Program for a Delta Gamma Alumnae benefit for The Foundation of Blind Children, held at the Sunshine Room of the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona on March 14, 1968. Fashions designed by Marchese Emilio Pucci were flown in from Italy for the event courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue. The 71-year-old Mrs. Eisenhower is listed as Honorary Chairman of the Fashion Show Committee. Just a year and two weeks after this event, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower died at Walter Reed Army Hospital following a long illness (March 28, 1969). In the summer of 1968, Mamie had moved into the hospital to be with her husband during the final months of his life. The year this benefit was held was also eventful for the Eisenhower family as Ike's former Vice President, Richard M. Nixon, was finally be elected President of the U.S. in November, the month before the Eisenhower's grandson, David, married Nixon's daughter, Julie. On July 1, 1916, 19-year-old Mamie Geneva Doud (1896-1979) married 25-year-old Second Lieutenant Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) 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 First Lady (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. Slightly soiled on cover (not at signature). Overall, fine condition.
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