PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: FIRST LADY MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER - HFSID 292235
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER and MAMIE EISENHOWER Color image of the Presidential couple, inscribed on the mount to Leo Durocher and Laraine Day, framed to an overall size of 18¼x21½ Photograph Mount signed: "To Leo and Loraine Durocher/with best wishes/Dwight Eisenhower", "Mamie Eisenhower". Color, 13x15½.
Sale Price $1,360.00
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER and MAMIE EISENHOWER
Color image of the Presidential couple, inscribed on the mount to Leo Durocher and Laraine Day, framed to an overall size of 18¼x21½
Photograph Mount signed: "To Leo and Loraine Durocher/with best wishes/Dwight Eisenhower", "Mamie Eisenhower". Color, 13x15½. Matted and framed to an overall 18¼x21½ (three surfaces). Twenty-nine years after his West Point graduation (1915), DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (1890-1969) received his fifth star and the rank of General of the Army (December 20, 1944). Only the year before, he had been appointed Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces (January 1944) and placed in command of the Normandy invasion, "Operation Overlord". An experienced leader, "Ike" had commanded the U.S. Army in Europe from June 1942 to December 1943, during which time he had directed the invasions of North Africa (November 1942) and Sicily (July-August 1943). On May 7, 1945, Eisenhower accepted the unconditional surrender of Germany at Rheims. During his two terms as 34th U.S. President (1953-1961), Eisenhower presented his famous "Atoms for Peace" plan to the United Nations (December 1953), issued the Eisenhower Doctrine, which provided aid to Middle-Eastern countries threatened by Communist aggression (January 1957), and dispatched troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to enforce students' civil rights (September 1957). Eisenhower's rank of Five-Star General of the Army was restored in 1961, two months after his presidential term ended. On July 1, 1916, 25-year-old Second Lieutenant Dwight D. Eisenhower 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. This item is from the estate of actress Laraine Day, formerly married from 1947 to 1960 to baseball Hall of Fame manager Leo Durocher. They enjoyed the friendship of US Presidents, Hollywood celebrities and baseball veterans, many of whom inscribed remembrances to the couple. Fine condition. Not framed in the Gallery of History style.
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