PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: MARTIN ELMER JOHNSON, OSA H. JOHNSON, BEATRICE LILLIE, ALFRED E. SMITH, MARIA JERITZA, ROSA PONSELLE, WALTER HAMPDEN, GRANTLAND RICE, LOWELL THOMAS, GENE TUNNEY, GEORGE ARLISS, BRUCE BARTON, EMILY POST, PAUL "POPS" WHITEMAN, DANIEL C. BEARD, WILLIAM (CHARLES WILLIAM) BEEBE, HAROLD LLOYD, ROY CHAPMAN ANDREWS, EDDIE CANTOR, ELLSWORTH VINES, CARL SANDBURG, THORNTON WILDER, JANE ADDAMS, FIRST LADY GRACE COOLIDGE, VICE PRESIDENT CHARLES CURTIS, HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK, LILY PONS, RUDY VALLEE, FIRST LADY EDITH BOLLING WILSON, GAR (GARFIELD ARTHUR) WOOD, ED WYNN, JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG, ZANE GREY, FIRST LADY EDITH K. ROOSEVELT, LORADO TAFT, HELEN L. HICKS, CARMELA PONSELLE, JAMES ROWLAND ANGELLO, MILDRED HALE, MILTON COOPER WORK, ROBERT EDWARD JO - HFSID 285011
Sale Price $2,762.50
CALVIN COOLIDGE and MANY OTHERS
Forty-six signatures of famous persons from politics, entertainment and the arts, collected in a Waterman's Autograph Album from 1932 as part of a national contest
Autograph Album signed: [Explanatory ink notes (unknown hand) are written here in brackets.] "Daniel C. Beard/Chief Boy Scout/Boy Scouts of America", "Heigh Ho!Rudy Vallée" [crooner and orchestra leader], "Eddie Cantor", "James R. Angell" [President of Yale College], "Grantland Rice" [sports editor], "William Beebe" [Director, Department of Scientific Research, New York Zoological Society], "Gene Tunney" [Retired Heavyweight Champion of the World], "George Arliss" [Actor], "Thornton Niven Wilder" [Author of 'Bridge of San Luis Rey'], "Calvin Coolidge" [Coolidge - Ex president of the United States], "Alfred E. Smith" [Ex Governor of New York State], "Martin Johnson" [wild animal photographer], "Osa Johnson" [wife], "Lowell Thomas" [writer and traveler], "Edith Bolling Wilson" [wife of Woodrow Wilson], "Helen L. Hicks" [woman golf champion], "Lorado Taft" [sculptor], "Ellsworth Vines Jr." [tennis champion], "Hastily, Dan Beard" [Chief Scout - Boy Scouts of America], "Gar Wood" [motor boat racer], "James Montgomery Flagg" [artist], "Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt" [wife of Theodore Roosevelt], "Jane Addams" [Chicago social worker], "Autograph/Grace Coolidge" [wife of Calvin Coolidge], "Sincerely yours/Emily Post" [etiquette authority], "Mildred Hale" [secretary to Mrs. Hoover], "Camella Ponselle/1932" [singer], "Cordially yours/Harry Emerson Fosdick" [Preacher of Riverside [[N.Y.C.]] Church], "Paul Whiteman" [King of Jazz], "My very best wishes,/Milton C. Work" [Milton Work - bridge authority], "Zane Grey" [Western author], "Robert Edward Jones" [theatrical designer/Mourning Becomes Electra/The Strange Interlude], "Charles Curtis" [Vice President of the United States], "Sept. 20 - 31/My dear Miss Johnson/My signature I fear won't/help much toward your/getting the prize but I hope/you get it/Lee Laurie" [Lee Laurie sculptor of Radio City], "Beatrice Lillie" [actress], "Richard Whitney" [[TLS on letterhead of NY Stock Exchange], "W. A. Neilson/Smith College" [President of Smith College], "Sincerely/Rosa Ponselle" [singer], "Bruce Barton/Sept 20, 1932" [author], "William Hard" [Washington correspondent], "Walter Hampden" [actor], "Roy Chapman Andrews", "Ed Wynn/1932" [The Perfect Fool], "Lilly Pons" [Lilly Ponds (sic)], "Maria Jeritza [[signed book photo]], "Carl Sandburg" [Carl Sandburg], "All good wishes/for Marjorie Johnson/Harold Lloyd". In all 46 signers, plus a second signature of Daniel Beard. 26 pages, 5x7. Bound volume titled Waterman's Autograph Album, issued by the Waterman pen company for participants in its autograph contest. Collection of Marjorie Priscilla Johnson of New Haven, Connecticut, who has filled out and signed a form dated September 30, 1932. Accompanied by a typed letter signed "Frank D. Waterman, Jr.", dated 1932 December 27, returning the album to Johnson after it had been used in displays, and expressing the hope that she will loan it again for inclusion in Waterman's exhibit at the upcoming Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago. Binding completely broken loose. Corners and edges worn. Pages toned and waffled from adhesive. Otherwise, fine condition.
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