PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND - COLLECTION WITH FIRST LADY FRANCES F. CLEVELAND - HFSID 310839
Sale Price $1,020.00
GROVER CLEVELAND and FRANCES FOLSOM CLEVELAND
The President and First Lady, who had been married in the White House, signed separate Executive Mansion cards, which have been matted and framed with a portrait of the President to 16½x19¼,
Collection including 1) White House card signed: "Grover Cleveland", 4¼x2¾; Unknown stain at top edge. Fine condition. 2) White House card signed: "Frances F. Cleveland", 4¼x2¾. Each card bears the printed caption, "Executive Mansion/Washington". Matted and framed with a color portrait of President Cleveland to an overall size of 16½x19¼. GROVERCLEVELAND (1837-1908, born in Caldwell, New Jersey), formerly Mayor of Buffalo and Governor of New York (1883-1885) served as the 22nd and 24th President (1885-1889 and 1893-1897). He won the popular vote all three times he ran (1884, 1888, 1892), losing the electoral vote and the presidency in 1888 to Benjamin Harrison. He was the only Democrat elected President in more than a half centurybetween the departure of Buchanan (1861) and the inauguration of Wilson (1913). On June 2, 1886, 21-year-old FRANCES CLARA FOLSOM (1864-1947, born in Buffalo, New York) married 49-year-old bachelor President Grover Cleveland in the White House, the only Presidential spouse to be wed there. (Widower Woodrow Wilson remarried while in office, to Edith Galt Wilson, but they wed in a private ceremony at her home). The daughter of Cleveland's late law partner, Frances was 11-years-old when her father died and she became Cleveland's ward. The Clevelands had five children. Grover Cleveland died in 1908. Frances remarried five years later, and lived until 1947. Although the Executive Mansion was popularly called "the White House" as early as 1811, President Theodore Roosevelt made the term official by engraving the term on his stationery in 1901. Fine condition. Not framed in the Gallery of History style.
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