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FIRST LADY MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/24/1957 - HFSID 295473

The First lady writes a letter talking about the White House, saying "I think the state rooms of the Mansion are something every American should see". Typed Letter signed: "Mamie Eisenhower" as First Lady, 1 page, 6x9¼. The White House, Washington, D.C., 1957 April 24.

Price: $240.00

Condition: Fine condition
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MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER
The First lady writes a letter talking about the White House, saying "I think the state rooms of the Mansion are something every American should see".
Typed Letter signed: "Mamie Eisenhower" as First Lady, 1 page, 6x9¼. The White House, Washington, D.C., 1957 April 24. On letterhead of The White House written to "Dear Frances". In full: "It was so sweet of you to send me the beautiful Easter card - I loved the sentiment of the lines of verse it contained. We had a most pleasant Easter here in Augusta, and of course we are reveling in the warm air and sunshine. I was so very sorry not to be able to see you and Muriel when you were in Washington, but I am happy that we had a telephone chat, at least. I hope that the White House tour was an enjoyable one for Muriel, and I think the state rooms of the Mansion are something every American should see. Thanks so much for your Easter thought - and my affectionate regard to you all! "Accompanied by the transmittal envelope addressed to Mrs. George Strecker, Lake Forest, Illinois and postmarked Washington, D.C., April 25, 1957. 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 Doud Eisenhower. Normal mailing folds. Slightly foxing at top left corner. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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