MARGARET TRUMAN - PROGRAM COVER SIGNED - HFSID 166617
MARY MARGARET TRUMAN 1946 painting exhibition program signed by President Truman's only daughter Program signed "Best Wishes/Margaret Truman" in pencil on cover, 36 pages, 8½x11¼. New York City, circa November 1946. Titled: "60 Americans Since 1800".
Sale Price $270.00
MARY MARGARET TRUMAN
1946 painting exhibition program signed by President Truman's only daughter
Program signed "Best Wishes/Margaret Truman" in pencil on cover, 36 pages, 8½x11¼. New York City, circa November 1946. Titled: "60 Americans Since 1800". Pencil note (unknown hand) at upper margin: "Grand Central Galleries, 115 Vanderbilt Ave., New York City/Marg. Truman". Program for a showing of 19th and 20th century paintings by American artists that would be shown (at the request of the Department of State) at an international exhibition to be held in Cairo in January 1947. The program features full-page color reproductions of paintings by Winslow Homer, Max Weber, Grant Wood and Robert Brackman, full-page black and white reproductions by Samuel F.B. Morse, Thomas Eakins and George B. Luks and smaller black and white reproductions by R. Caton Woodville, Thomas Cole, Ralph A. Blakelock, George W. Bellows, Arthur B. Davies, John Sloan, John Steuart Curry, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Charles Burchfield, Joseph Hirsch, Robert Gwathmey and Henry E. Mattson. Covers are lightly creased and soiled. Some inside pages are lightly creased. Overall, fine and interesting. Accompanied by two newspaper clippings, one dated Nov. 20 '46 in pencil at upper margin. Lightly creased and yellowed. Margaret Truman, whose father, Harry S Truman (1884-1972), was U.S. President at the time she signed this cover, was in New York to attend a meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations (October 23-December 15, 1946) in Flushing, New York. The cornerstone for the United Nations' headquarters would be laid less than a year later, on October 24, 1947, and construction (at an initial cost of $65 million) on the 18-acre site would begin on October 24, 1949. Truman was accompanied on this trip by her vocal coach, Mrs. Thomas J. Strickler, and Mrs. Frederick A. Boxley, of New York City, who are pictured in the newspaper clippings. MARY MARGARET TRUMAN the only daughter of Harry and Bess Truman (1885-1982), had divided her time between Independence, Missouri and Washington, D.C. during her father's years in the Senate (1935-1945). Bess and Margaret were at home when Truman, who had been sworn in as Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice president in 1945, called to tell them that FDR had died. During her father's tenure as 33rd U.S. President (1945-1953), Margaret embarked on a singing career, appearing in concert and on the radio. Married to Clifton Daniel from 1956 until his death in 2000, Margaret, the mother of four sons, has also written several books, including biographies of her mother and father, Bess W. Truman and Harry S Truman, and mystery novels. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (1884-1962), whom Truman called the "First Lady of the World", was appointed by her husband's successor as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. Known for her work on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in 1946, the year this cover was signed, Mrs. Roosevelt debated chief Soviet delegate Andrei Vishinsky over a proposed amendment that would prohibit propaganda against the U.N. or its member nations in refugee camps. Three items.
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