PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/13/1941 - HFSID 32391
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT Typed and signed Presidential letter thanking the makers of a comfortable chair given to him by the upholsters union Typed Letter Signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as President, 1 page, 7x9. The White House, Washington, 1941 February 13. To Mr. S.E. Weinberg, Esq.
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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Typed and signed Presidential letter thanking the makers of a comfortable chair given to him by the upholsters union
Typed Letter Signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as President, 1 page, 7x9. The White House, Washington, 1941 February 13. To Mr. S.E. Weinberg, Esq., The Coventry Shops, New York. In full: "I want to thank you and the Coventry Shops for your interest and kindness in connection with making the chair presented to me by the Upholsterers International Union. It is very comfortable and I am sure I shall enjoy using it." Curtis B. Dahl, who was married to FDR's only daughter Anna from 1926-1934, wrote about the importance of his father-in-law sitting comfortably in My Exploited Father-in-Law (1968). When he first met his future father-in-law, "he sat behind a large desk, relaxed in a large comfortable leather chair, without his leg braces...The steel braces he wore...had to have the joints locked at his knees when his legs were straight, as in standing. But when he sat down, he released the locks with his hands, one at a time. This was an ordeal he hated, which he avoided in public as much as possible. I noticed, too, that as he sat down he had to be helped in suitably handling the stiff braces, having to sit awkwardly with his legs still stiff until the two locks were released at the knee joints. Only then could he adjust his sitting position into a normal comfortable one and bend his legs." In private, however, he sat comfortably without his leg braces. Shaded at edges. 1½-inch toning at lower right corner. Lightly creased, slightly soiled.
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