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    1932-1948

    FL0100
    Item FL0100Item FL0100
    First Ladies: Dinner Program in honor of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Tuesday, June the 20th, 1933, Onondaga Hotel, Syracuse, NY. Sponsored by Women's Democratic Club. Mrs. Roosevelt addressed the group. Her bluetone pic appears on the cover. She has autographed the program "Eleanor Roosevelt" in upper left corner of cover. Back of program (which is blank) is affixed to piece of cardboard. Nice item. $260.00


    FL0576
    Item FL0576Item FL0576
    First Ladies: Eleanor Roosevelt doll by Effanbee. The 14-1/2" doll is attired in a classic tailored wine colored suit, accessorized w/her ever present pearls. The doll was made in 1985 only. Original box. $180.00


    FL0138
    Item FL0138Item FL0138
    First Ladies: "A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty," by Mrs. F. D. Roosevelt, 1935 1st edition. 91p illus. $90.00


    FL0116
    Item FL0116Item FL0116
    First Ladies: "Eleanor Roosevelt As I Knew Her," by Mollie Somerville, the First Lady's Staff Member, Researcher and Friend. 1996. 1st Printing. EPM Publications, McLean, VA. 176p illus. DJ. $15.00


    FL0119
    First Ladies: "Eleanor Roosevelt: A Friend's Memoir, a close-up view of the First Lady of the World," by Joseph P. Lash. 1964 1st edition. Doubleday & Co. 374p DJ. $16.50


    FL0120
    Item FL0120Item FL0120
    First Ladies: "Mrs. R: The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt," by Alfred Steinberg, 1958. 384p DJ. Dust jacket torn w/piece missing. As is. Book is fine. Original owner's bookplate on inside front. Out of print. $12.50


    FL0121
    Item FL0121Item FL0121
    First Ladies: "Mother R: Eleanor Roosevelt's Untold Story," by Elliott Roosevelt & James Brough. 1977. 288p illus. DJ. $12.00


    FL0134
    Item FL0134Item FL0134
    First Ladies: "Bess W. Truman" by Margaret Truman, 1986. 445p illus. DJ. ex.lib. $6.00


    FL0137
    Item FL0137Item FL0137
    First Ladies: "The Eleanor Roosevelt Story," told in photographs with text by Archibald MacLeish. 1965. 99p illus. DJ. Dust jacket has wear. $12.00


    FL0139
    Item FL0139Item FL0139
    First Ladies: "A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty," by Mrs. F. D. Roosevelt, 1935 1st edition. 91p illus. DJ. Dust jacket has wear & paint spatters. Autographed "To W. George Dye with the gratitude, best wishes of Eleanor Roosevelt Dec 3d 1935." $395.00


    FL0129
    Item FL0129Item FL0129
    First Ladies: Eleanor Roosevelt letter on personal stationery w/envelope & fac.sig. postal. Dated July 29, 1952 Hyde Park, N.Y. Short note to a Mrs. Camfield signed "Eleanor Roosevelt" $260.00


    FL0140
    Item FL0140Item FL0140
    First Ladies: White House invitation. Gold embossed eagle logo w/olive branch & arrows in his claws, ring of stars around outside, at top. "Mrs. Truman At Home on Thursday afternoon June the Twenty-sixth at five o'clock." 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" accompanied by envelope with "The White House" in upper left corner. Cancelled stamp & postmked Washington, DC June 1947. $40.00


    FLO165C
    First Ladies: (button) B&W pic of Edith Willkie, "For First Lady Edith Willkie" black on wide white rim. 1-1/4" $35.00


    FL0166C
    Item FL0166CItem FL0166C
    First Ladies: (button) Maroon pic of Edith Willkie, "For First Lady Edith Willkie" maroon on wide white rim. 1-1/4" $35.00


    FL0168C
    Item FL0168CItem FL0168C
    First Ladies: (button) "Edith Willkie for First Lady" green on white bkgd. 1-1/4" $20.00


    JJ5977
    First Ladies: (button) "Edith Willkie for First Lady" green on white bkgd. 1-1/4" $20.00


    FL0170C
    Item FL0170CItem FL0170C
    First Ladies: (button) "Edith Willkie for First Lady" red on grey/blue bkgd. 1-1/4" $22.50


    FL0172C
    First Ladies: Brass stud. 5/8" Embossed pic of Eleanor Roosevelt in center. "Democratic Party of Michigan" around outside. One of the very, very few pro-Eleanor political pieces from the FDR administration days. $65.00


    FL0261
    Item FL0261Item FL0261
    First Ladies: Post card. B&W pic of Eleanor Roosevelt. "Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the World" printed beneath. $12.00


    FL0262
    Item FL0262Item FL0262
    First Ladies: B&W satin finish photo of Eleanor Roosevelt. 8" x 4-3/4" Signed "Eleanor Roosevelt" in blue ink. From White House years. $500.00


    FL0151
    Item FL0151Item FL0151
    First Ladies: Heavy brass medal, 2-3/4" diameter. Embossed pic of Eleanor Roosevelt. "Anna Eleanor Roosevelt. Outstanding Woman of the Nation 1934" embossed around her image. Reverse - Embossed "Award of the City of Philadelphia. Presented by Mayor Moore at the Gimbel Banquet December 12th, 1934." Laurel leaves, image of building (believe it is Philadelphia's City Hall) and another smaller logo. Nice early medal for Mrs. R. We have never seen this item before. $170.00


    FL0196
    Item FL0196Item FL0196
    First Ladies: Great caricature drawing of Bess Truman which she has autographed below "Bess W. Truman" 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" $150.00


    FL0224
    Item FL0224Item FL0224
    First Ladies: Printed lecture program with Eleanor Roosevelt's oval b&w pic on cover. "Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Wednesday evening November 13, 1940. State Armory. Springfield, Illinois." Mrs. Roosevelt has autographed the cover in the space between her photo and her name, "Eleanor Roosevelt." Nice 24-p slick program listing the patrons, program, advertisements, and full page pic of John H. Stelle, Governor. The benefit was for St. John's Crippled Children's Home and St. Joseph's Home for the Aged. $270.00


    FL0372
    Item FL0372Item FL0372
    First Ladies: "Eleanor: The Years Alone," by Joseph P. Lash, 1972. 368p illus. DJ $14.00


    B0230
    First Ladies: "Eleanor and Franklin," The story of their relationship, based on Eleanor Roosevelt's private papers, by Joseph P. Lash, 1971. 765p illus. $10.50


    LK4738
    Item LK4738Item LK4738
    First Ladies: "Eleanor Roosevelt in Pictures," nice 16p photo book of Eleanor's life. 1984. $7.00


    FL0415
    Item FL0415Item FL0415
    First Ladies: Early Eleanor Roosevelt letter. Typewritten letter signed "Eleanor Roosevelt" Democratic State Committee, Women's Division, New York City letterhead, Mar 6, 1924. Signed while serving as Finance Chairman. Addressed to Gov. Al Smith. "Dear Governor Smith: Miss Louise Schuyler has just written my husband a long letter and as he is away it falls to my lot to bother you. You know that she is old and really very ill and her interest in the Schuyler Mansion is very great, and on account of her sister's trusteeship she evidently has it very much at heart that Mrs. Wm. Gorham Rice shall be appointed a trustee. I know that this is a purely honorary position entailing some work buy no pay, so I am venturing to write you that if it is possible the granting of this request will I know bring a woman who has worked for the good of the state for many years, a great deal of pleasure...(more), Very cordially yours, Eleanor Roosevelt." $340.00


    FL0418
    Item FL0418Item FL0418
    First Ladies: Printed program w/Eleanor Roosevelt's pic on front. "E Day" The class of 1945 and entire student body of the Chester Vermont High School has contributed unstingingly to the all-out prosecution of the war. The First Lady is the major speaker. Autographed by "Eleanor Roosevelt" and "Dorothy Canfield Fisher." $240.00


    FL0461
    Item FL0461Item FL0461
    First Ladies: "Eleanor: The Years Alone," by Joseph P. Lash, 1972. 368p illus. DJ. $12.00


    FL0462
    Item FL0462Item FL0462
    First Ladies: "Eleanor and Franklin," The story of their relationship, based on Eleanor Roosevelt's private papers, by Joseph P. Lash, 1971. 756p illus. $12.00


    FL0454A
    Item FL0454AItem FL0454A
    First Ladies: "Eleanor and Franklin," The story of their relationship, based on Eleanor Roosevelt's private papers, by Joseph P. Lash, 1971. 756p illus. $12.00


    FL0449
    Item FL0449Item FL0449
    First Ladies: "It's Up to the Women" by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933. 263p DJ. Scarce. Backstrap of dust jacket has some wear. $112.00


    FL0450
    Item FL0450Item FL0450
    First Ladies: "Weep no more, My Lady" by W. E. Debnam. 1950. Caricature of Eleanor Roosevelt crying into a hankie on cover. Confederate flag flying on back cover. 60p soft cover. Cover wear. Basically this is a well written piece in which the author lectures Eleanor in no uncertain terms about her inaccuracies & insensitivities in comments she had made about the South a few days earlier in her column, My Day. Don't see this one often. $30.00


    FL0478
    Item FL0478Item FL0478
    First Ladies: "This I Remember" by Eleanor Roosevelt. 1949. 387p illus. DJ. Dust jacket in poor condition. $8.50


    FL0481
    Item FL0481Item FL0481
    First Ladies: "Out of These Roots, The Autobiography of An American Woman," by Agnes E. Meyer. 1953. 385p DJ. During the 1930s & 1940s Agnes Meyer was one of the most forceful spokeswomen for all kinds of American freedoms, perhaps second only to Eleanor Roosevelt. As a speaker & journalist she is given success in toppling corrupt political machines, helping John L. Lewis's Welfare Fund, freeing Negroes arrested during riots in Tennessee; and, like Mrs. Roosevelt, always championing the underdog. Front endpaper is autographed by both "Agnes E. Meyer" and "Eleanor Roosevelt." $235.00


    FL0444
    Item FL0444Item FL0444
    First Ladies: Series of 6 b&w pics, most of them 5" x 7" of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's visit to Meridian House. Mostly views of Mrs. R talking with or shaking hands with Meridian House VIPs or guests. All pictures are identified. One shows Mrs. R with John Farr Simmons, former Chief of Protocol for State Dept. & an old friend of hers. $45.00


    FL0491
    Item FL0491Item FL0491
    First Ladies: Autograph seeker's envelope postmked 1937 w/West Point 5 cent stamp. Signed "Eleanor Roosevelt" in lower left area. $500.00


    FL0530
    First Ladies: "Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Day, A Personal Album," by A. David Gurewitsch. 1974. 160p photo book. soft cover. Dr. Gurewitsch was Mrs. Roosevelt's personal physician for 16 years--from the time she left the White House. $15.00


    FL0554
    Item FL0554Item FL0554
    First Ladies: Good Housekeeping Summer Cook Book, 36p illus w/recipes. Eleanor Roosevelt has autographed the cover in pencil running vertically up the page. $150.00


    FL0555
    Item FL0555Item FL0555
    First Ladies: Chicago Sun-Times 1974 feature, "Privacy Finally Comes to Bess Truman" w/pic of Mrs. Truman. $3.50


    FL0575
    First Ladies: "This I Remember," by Eleanor Roosevelt, 1949 1st ed. 387p. Backstrap slightly faded. $8.50


    1896-1928

    FL0110
    Item FL0110Item FL0110
    First Ladies: Colorful Victorian campaign item with full color pics of both Mrs. McKinley and Mrs. Bryan in center. Pic of White House at top on large outer band, Mrs. McKinley's home on left side and Mrs. Bryan's home on right side, eagle w/spread wings & crossed flags, shield at bottom. violet decor between pics. Lays flat or can be formed into a 3-D dimensional paper tray. Very colorful display item. 7-1/4" diameter, however inner 5" circle is designed to be cut except for 2 side tabs. Also, outer rim has a slot "A" and tab "B" which gives the piece its dimension. 1 small crease in outer rim & two light, small stains. Still in very good condition. $65.00


    LK4956
    Item LK4956Item LK4956
    First Ladies: Ida McKinley glass plate. B&W image of Mrs. McKinley in center of milk glass plate w/Victorian lattice work border. "Mrs. Wm. McKinley" at bottom of pic. 5-1/4" $120.00


    FL0126
    Item FL0126Item FL0126
    First Ladies: "My Memoir," by Edith Bolling Wilson. 1938, 1939 1st edition. 386p. illus. ex.lib. $12.00


    FL0454
    Item FL0454Item FL0454
    First Ladies: "My Memoir," by Edith Bolling Wilson, 1938, 1939 1st edition. 386p. illus. $17.00


    FL0479
    Item FL0479Item FL0479
    First Ladies: "My Memoir," by Edith Bolling Wilson, 1938, 1939 lst edition. 386p. illus. DJ 5 small "dents" in right edge of backstrap; 2 scuffs on dust cover. Seldom see this book with the dust cover, however. $17.00


    FL0142
    Item FL0142Item FL0142
    First Ladies: White House invitation. Gold embossed eagle w/olive branch & arrows in his claws at top. "Mrs. Roosevelt (T.R.) requests the pleasure of the company of (Lieutenant & Mrs. Crawford filled in) on (Friday filled in) evening (February the second filled in) at ten o'clock. Music." Not dated. 4" x 5" $55.00


    FL0143
    Item FL0143Item FL0143
    First Ladies: White House invitation. Gold embossed eagle w/olive branch & arrows in his claws at top. "Mrs. Roosevelt (T.R.) At Home (Friday filled in) afternoon (February first filled in) from four until six o'clock (Music filled in). Not dated. 3-1/2" x 4-3/8" $55.00


    FL0144
    Item FL0144Item FL0144
    First Ladies: White House invitation. Gold embossed eagle w/olive branch & arrows in his claws at top. "Mrs Roosevelt (T.R.) At Home Friday afternoon January twenty-seventh from four until six o'clock." 3-1/2" x 4-3/8" $55.00


    FL0145
    Item FL0145Item FL0145
    First Ladies: White House invitation. Gold embossed eagle w/olive branch & arrows in his claws at top. "Mrs Wilson At Home (Friday filled in) afternoon (May 23d filled in) from five until seven o'clock." 3-1/2" x 4-3/8" $55.00


    FL0234
    Item FL0234Item FL0234
    First Ladies: Stereoptic view card. Sepia pic of Mrs. McKinley in the Conservatory of the Executive Mansion. 1900. (Many reference state that the President's residence was called the Executive Mansion through the McKinleys; Teddy Roosevelt administration began the reference "White House," however the term "White House" shows up on some items at least as early as the Cleveland years.) $30.00


    FL0235
    Item FL0235Item FL0235
    First Ladies: (post card) B&W pic of "Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt" name below. Standing pose to about the knees, holding an open book. Rotograph, NY $17.00


    FL0236
    Item FL0236Item FL0236
    First Ladies: (post card) B&W pic of "President and Mrs. Taft" 1909. Brown Bros. NY. Standing on walkway beside large tree, house in bkgd. $18.00


    FL0237
    Item FL0237Item FL0237
    First Ladies: (post card) Sepia poses of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Howard Taft with White House between them. Eagle with broad wing span at bottom center. Brief commentary below both figures, as well as White House pic. Mrs. Tafts reads as follows: "Mrs. Helen Heron Taft, Daughter of Judge John W. Heron of Cincinnati, married Mr. Taft June 1886-there are 3 children-Robert Alphonso, Miss Helen Heron, and Charles P. Taft." Nice card, produced by Sheahan, Boston. $28.00


    FL0258
    Item FL0258Item FL0258
    First Ladies: 2-page hand-written letter on stationery with silver embossed "GC" monogram for Grace Coolidge. Note reads: Dear Miss Randolph, This is the prettiest pot of tulips I ever saw with its little blue petticoat. Thank you (and I also include Polly) for your expression of love and kind thought. I'm a well woman, now. With love to you both. Sincerely. Grace Coolidge." Undated. $260.00


    FL0309
    First Ladies: Riker mount divided into two portions with display frame. Left side has very attractive 8-3/4" x 6" photo of Mrs. Grace Coolidge. Right side contains a small 8-1/2" black silk handbag with bright red lining, draw-string w/jeweled, gold decorated "pulls" on the cord. Attached to the purse is "Mrs. Calvin Coolidge's" engraved card on which she has penned "This little bag is lined with the ribbon from the bouquet which Mr. and Mrs. Harding sent to me at the time of Mr. Coolidge's notification. With best wishes. Mrs. Calvin Coolidge" Mrs. Coolidge was known for her sewing and handiwork. This is a fine example, ready for display. $800.00


    FL0382
    Item FL0382Item FL0382
    First Ladies: Tin or aluminum pin tray, rectangular. Oval pics in the bottom of Theo. Roosevelt & Mrs. Theo. Roosevelt. Advertising around all four sides for Wm. Hoskins & Co. Lumber, Shingles, Sash, Doors, etc. Galena, IL, Elizabeth, IL & Cuba City, WI. 4-5/8" x 3-1/8" $70.00


    FL0428
    Item FL0428Item FL0428
    First Ladies: Two page handwritten letter from Edith Kermit Roosevelt as First Lady on stationery embossed "Oyster Bay Long Island NY" and "Sagamore Hill" written to Admiral Dewey's wife. "My dear Mrs. Dewey. Thank you so much for the book which came safely and which is very original. We have just had a good detective story called "The Mystery of Hemlock." Have you seen it. It has been a dry, hot summer here so far but the house has been full of young people and they had but little time to think of the mother. With thanks again and regards to the Admiral. Sincerely yours, Edith Kermit Roosevelt." W/orig envelope postmked Jul 20, 1908 Oyster Bay, NY. $550.00


    FL0429
    Item FL0429Item FL0429
    First Ladies: Two page handwritten letter from Edith Kermit Roosevelt 3 days after TR left office on stationery embossed "Oyster Bay Long Island NY" and "Sagamore Hill" written to Admiral Dewey's wife. "My dear Mrs. Dewey. I wish I could have seen you to say how very happy the diamonds have made me. To think that so many kind people should have been really sorry to have me leave. If only I could have seen you and the dear Admiral a little oftener! Thank you many, many times and Believe me, always sincerely, Edith Kermit Roosevelt." W/orig envelope postmked Mar 6 & 7, 1909 Oyster Bay, NY & Washington, DC $550.00


    FL0490
    Item FL0490Item FL0490
    First Ladies: Autograph seekers envelope postmked 1937 with hand written "Helen H. Taft Free" in upper right corner for franking purposes. $380.00


    FL0535A
    Item FL0535AItem FL0535A
    First Ladies: 6" square glazed porcelain plate w/corners clipped (octagonal). Colored pic of Mrs. McKinley w/name below. Gold trim. Good condition. $48.00


    FL0535B
    Item FL0535BItem FL0535B
    First Ladies: 6" square glazed porcelain plate w/corners clipped (octagonal). Colored pic of Mrs. Taft w/name below. Gold trim. Age crazing. $45.00


    FL0535C
    Item FL0535CItem FL0535C
    First Ladies: 6" square glazed porcelain plate w/corners clipped (octagonal). Colored pic of Mrs. Roosevelt w/name below. Gold trim. $50.00


    FL0558
    Item FL0558Item FL0558
    First Ladies: (button) Sepiatone pic button of Mrs. McKinley, 3/4" This was probably either a stud or stick pin but the back attachment part is missing. $22.00


    FL0557
    Item FL0557Item FL0557
    First Ladies: Brass token. Embossed images to left of President & Mrs. Teddy Roosevelt. "1901-1909*President-First Lady*Theodore Edith Roosevelt." Reverse - "There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country" surrounds several central designs including a U.S. flag inside a large star and an anchor, book & quill pen, rough riders hat, etc. $50.00


    1860-1892

    FL0416
    Item FL0416Item FL0416
    First Ladies: Cabinet photo of "Mrs. James A. Garfield" name below. Oval. 6-1/2" x 4-1/4" $60.00


    FL0114
    Item FL0114Item FL0114
    First Ladies: Large advertising card with browntone or sepia print of Mrs. President Cleveland, name below, brown border. "Use Sulphur Bitters" in large white outlined letters above Mrs. Cleveland's head. 4" x 6-1/2" size of cabinet card. Advertisement on reverse for Dr. Kaufmann's "Disease, its Causes, and Home Cure." Back side advertising side of card has some glue stands from having been glued down at some point. Still very readible. $20.00


    FL0567
    First Ladies: 1-1/2" token. Thick. White metal of lead. Profile of President Cleveland on one side and Mrs. Cleveland on the other. "President" above Cleveland's image, "Grover Cleveland" below; "Lady of the White House" on Mrs. Cleveland's side. Interesting. $58.00


    FL0225
    Item FL0225Item FL0225
    First Ladies: Cabinet photo, 6-1/2" x 4-1/4" of Mrs. Garfield. Marked E. Decker, Cleveland, Ohio on the reverse. Signed below the photo, "Mrs. James A. Garfield." $350.00


    FL0227
    Item FL0227Item FL0227
    First Ladies: Carte de Visite of Mary Todd Lincoln. Printed "Mrs. Lincoln" below pic. Dated 1865. $150.00


    FL0414
    Item FL0414Item FL0414
    First Ladies: Cabinet photo, 6-1/2" x 4-1/4" of Mrs Grover Cleveland. Thin red border. Below pic "Mrs. Grover Cleveland Nee Frances C. Folsom". $60.00


    FL0579
    Item FL0579Item FL0579
    First Ladies: Carte de Visite of Mrs. Stephen Douglas. Printed on back "Mrs. S. A. Douglas. Charles Taber & Co, New Bedford, Mass." $50.00


    FL0581
    Item FL0581Item FL0581
    First Ladies: Carte de Visite of Mrs. McClelland. Studio printed on back, Charles Fredericks, NY. $50.00


    FL0406
    Item FL0406Item FL0406
    First Ladies: Sepic woodcut tin pic of Frances Cleveland on round 1-1/2" dimensional item for holding straight pins. Name on pic. Reverse side advertising on tin for Garland Stoves and Ranges. 2 scratches on adverising side & 4 very small nicks from front side. Still consider good, and certainly different. $60.00


    FL0395
    Item FL0395Item FL0395
    First Ladies: Woodcut print of Mrs. Grant by L. Prang & Co. Boston on Carte de Visite size stock. These were often placed in photo albums, along with other photos. 3-7/8" x 2-3/8" Some foxing. $35.00


    FL0410
    Item FL0410Item FL0410
    First Ladies: Woodcut print of Mrs. S. Douglass by L. Prang & Co. Boston on Carte de Visite size stock. These were often placed in photo albums, along with other photos. 3-7/8" x 2-3/8" $40.00


    FL0411
    Item FL0411Item FL0411
    First Ladies: Woodcut print of Mrs. S. Douglass by L. Prang & Co. Boston on Carte de Visite size stock. These were often placed in photo albums, along with other photos. 3-7/8" x 2-3/8" Slight foxing. $35.00


    FL0229
    Item FL0229Item FL0229
    First Ladies: Mourning envelope with very heavy black borders, front and back. Hand addressed to a Miss C. L. Ransom, Washington, DC by Lucretia Garfield and signed in full "Lucretia R. Garfield" at top for franking purposes. Embossed LRG monogram on back of envelope. Postmked 1885 Washington, DC. $235.00


    FL0230
    Item FL0230Item FL0230
    First Ladies: Stereoptic view card, Mrs. Garfield. Photograph with floral display & netting surrounding it. dated 1881. Photographed & published by Kilburn Brothers, Littleton, N. H. $20.00


    FL0231
    Item FL0231Item FL0231
    First Ladies: Steel engraving print of Mrs. Garfield, Fac. sig. "Lucretia R. Garfield" below. Some overall foxing or aging, still very good. 6-1/2" x 4-3/8" $22.00


    FLO242
    First Ladies: Advertising trade card. Colored pic of President and Mrs. Cleveland within heart shape design made to look like Merrick Thread. Three little cherubs. "The thread that binds the Union" Reverse side is adv. for Merrick's spool cotton bobbins for machine and hand sewing. 4-1/2" x 3" Colorful. Near mint. $25.00


    FL0290
    Item FL0290Item FL0290
    First Ladies: Matching 2" x 3" celluloid cards w/photo of Benjamin Harrison, fac. sig. below on one; and, Mrs. Harrison, fac. sig. below on other. Last portion of word "Harrison" is difficult to see on Mrs. Harrison's card. Both cards have a small hole in each of the 4 corners and are affixed to a pink silk ribbon by R/W/B string ribbon. Nice companion pieces. $110.00


    A2714
    Item A2714Item A2714
    First Ladies: Madame Alexander Mary Todd Lincoln doll. Mint in original box. $175.00


    FL0370
    Item FL0370Item FL0370
    First Ladies: Colorful Victorian advertising card. Full color pic of Mrs. President Cleveland in center, "The new bride of the White House." Upper left corner has pic of White House. Upper left, "Compliments of Woolson Spice Co, manufacturers of Lion Coffee, Toledo, O." Floral decoration. Reverse has Lion Coffee advertisement on lower half. Upper part explains the front: "We take pleasure in presenting to the public a correct portrait of the new bride of the White House. Believing that the vast number of consumers of Lion Coffee all over the land, especially the ladies, would be interested in knowing how this lady looks, who has so suddenly sprung from comparative obscurity into the most prominent position of wife of the President of the United States, we have, at much expense, secured this picture. It has been designed and engraved expressly for us, and is produced in ten colors. The face is copied from a photograph, and is a correct likeness..." Interesting. Very slight wear to card. $48.00


    FL0376
    First Ladies: "Mary Lincoln, Wife and Widow," by Carl Sandberg & Paul M. Angle. 1932. 2nd printing, 1st trade edition. 357p illus. Slight wear to bkstp. $60.00


    FL0460
    Item FL0460Item FL0460
    First Ladies: "Mary Lincoln, Biography of a Marriage," by Ruth Painter Randall. 1953. "Mary Todd Lincoln is probably the most maligned of famous women in our nation's history. The truth about the President's wife has for years been hidden under a mountain of myth built up largely by Lincoln's biographer and law partner, William Herndon. Now for the first time the true woman beneath that myth is presented in a warmly sympathetic biography." 399p DJ. Book Club edition. Some wear to dust jacket. $10.50


    FL0466
    Item FL0466Item FL0466
    First Ladies: Rectangular celluloid piece, actually 3 pieces held together by one eyelet in upper left corner so the pieces can be slid side to side. Frances Cleveland's pic on top piece w/name below, fac. sig. The back piece is a 12-month 1888 calendar. 2-3/4" x 2" overall size. Probably designed to fit into a purse or wallet. Unusual. $55.00


    FL0493
    Item FL0493Item FL0493
    First Ladies: Interesting, rather condescending 3p note on Executive Mansion stationery handwritten by a staff person for Mrs. Hayes. "Mr. Hedges. The coat is entirely too large. Please have a smaller one made. No heat will be needed. Always send any packages to Mrs. Hayes by Adams Express. We send by that and articles from your store must be sent in the same manner. If the former bill has not been paid please send it with this last one. Miss Foote." Two folds (to fit into orig. envelope). Some overall dirt stains. $50.00


    FL0500
    Item FL0500Item FL0500
    First Ladies: 6" square, glazed porcelain plate w/corners clipped (octagonal). Colored pic of Mrs. Cleveland w/name below. Gold trim. Slight wear but sharp image. $32.00


    FL0536
    Item FL0536Item FL0536
    First Ladies: 6" square, glazed porcelain plate w/corners clipped (octagonal). Colored pic of Mrs. Cleveland w/name below. Gold trim. Good condition. $55.00


    FL0536A
    Item FL0536AItem FL0536A
    First Ladies: 6" square, glazed porcelain plate w/corners clipped (octagonal). Colored pic of Mrs. Lincoln w/name below. Gold trim. good condition. $65.00


    W3085
    Item W3085Item W3085
    First Ladies: 6" square, glazed porcelain plate w/corners clipped (octagonal). Colored pic of Mrs. Lincoln w/name below. Gold trim. Very good condition. $72.00


    FL0551
    Item FL0551Item FL0551
    First Ladies: B&W printed photo w/fac. sig. "Sincerely yours, Mary Baird Bryan (Mrs. Wm. Bryan, 3 time Presidential candidate). $6.00


    FL0552
    Item FL0552Item FL0552
    First Ladies: Advertising card, full color pic of Mrs. Cleveland, 4-5/8" x 3-1/8" Reverse - Advertisement for The Best Tonic, Best Brewing Co Specialty Dept. Promotes a large portrait of the new First Lady by saving Best Tonic coupons. $17.00


    FL0574
    Item FL0574Item FL0574
    First Ladies: 2 books. "Mr. Lincoln's Wife" by Anne Colver 1943, 406p, shows cover wear; "I Mary, a biography of the girl who married Abraham Lincoln," by Ruth Painter Randall, 1959 1st ed. 242p. Some underlining, DJ included but in bad shape. $15.00


    Pre-1860

    FL0451
    First Ladies: "Abigail Adams" by Janet Whitney, 1947. 357p illus. DJ Backstrap of dust jacket sun bleached. $12.50


    FL0371
    Item FL0371Item FL0371
    First Ladies: Colorful "Dolly Madison" cigar box label w\image of Dolly Madison and embossed lettering and gold decoration. 6-3/8" x 4-3/4" $17.50


    FL0363
    Item FL0363Item FL0363
    First Ladies: Round tin candy or cracker box, 8-1/2" diameter, 1-3/4" high w/colored pic of Martha Washington on lid. Total lid is a thin paper with the photo image. A couple of very small 1/4" scrapes but basically very good condition. This is circa 1920 or before. $35.00


    FL0364
    Item FL0364Item FL0364
    First Ladies: Commemorative painted porcelain plate marked Bavaria with glazed pic of Martha Washington. Muted tan color around edge. 7-3/4" diameter. $25.00


    FL0431
    Item FL0431Item FL0431
    First Ladies: Full color pic of Mrs. William H. Harrison, 19th century on small card 2-3/4" x 1-1/2." May have been an advertising card give-away, e.g. cigarette card, but back is plain. $18.00


    FL0432
    Item FL0432Item FL0432
    First Ladies: Full color pic of Mrs. Martin Van Buren, 19th century on small card 2-3/4" x 1-1/2." May have been an advertising card give-away, e.g. cigarette card, but back is plain. $18.00


    FL0433
    First Ladies: Full color pic of Mrs. James Madison, 19th century on small card 2-3/4" x 1-1/2." May have been an advertising card give-away, e.g. cigarette card, but back is plain. $18.00


    FL0434
    Item FL0434Item FL0434
    First Ladies: Full color pic of Mrs. Franklin Pierce, 19th century on small card 2-3/4" x 1-1/2." May have been an advertising card give-away, e.g. cigarette card, but back is plain. $18.00


    FL0435
    Item FL0435Item FL0435
    First Ladies: Full color pic of Mrs. John Adams, 19th century on small card 2-3/4" x 1-1/2." May have been an advertising card give-away, e.g. cigarette card, but back is plain. $18.00


    FL0498
    Item FL0498Item FL0498
    First Ladies: 6" square, glazed porcelain plate w/corners clipped (octagonal). Colored pic of Martha Washington w/name below. Gold trim. Advertising giveaway printed on back. "Danforth, Keehner & Edge Co., General Merchandise. Viola, Wisconsin." Good condition. $40.00


    FL0499
    Item FL0499Item FL0499
    First Ladies: 6" square, glazed porcelain plate w/corners clipped (octagonal). Colored pic of Martha Washington w/name below. Gold trim. Slight darkening & one 1-1/4" hairline crack. $16.50


    FL0548
    First Ladies: 16p promotional (advertising) booklet for Dolly Madison Ice Cream with first 3 pages devoted to a biog of Dolly Madison. Back cover has some writing on it otherwise fine, multi-color. 1955. $7.50


    FL0562
    Item FL0562Item FL0562
    First Ladies: China tea cup with full color pic of George Washington inside the cup and full color pic of Martha Washington in the center of the saucer. Fancy designed 22K gold design on both. Circa. 1930s. $25.00


    Miscellaneous & Compilations

    FL0156
    Item FL0156Item FL0156
    First Ladies: "Upstairs at the White House, My Life With the First Ladies," by J. B. West, Chief Usher of the White House, 1941-1969 with Mary Lynn Kotz. (covers Mrs. Roosevelt, Mrs. Truman, Mrs. Eisenhower, Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Johnson) 381p illus. DJ. $10.00


    FL0573
    Item FL0573Item FL0573
    First Ladies: "Upstairs at the White House, My Life With the First Laides," by J. B. West, Chief Usher of the White House, 1941-1969 with Mary Lyon Kotz. (covers Mrs. Roosevelt, Mrs. Truman, Mrs. Eisenhower, Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Johnson) 381p illus. No DJ; cover has slight dirt stains. $6.00


    FL0158
    Item FL0158Item FL0158
    First Ladies: "The Ladies of the White House" by Laura C. Holloway. 1881. Bradley & Company, Philadelphia. 736p. Steel engravings of each first lady through Mrs. Garfield, all in good condition. Also some wood cuts. Embossed cover. Leather cover trimmed in gold. Some leather wear. $85.00


    FL0159
    Item FL0159Item FL0159
    First Ladies: "The Ladies of the White House" by Laura C. Holloway. 1870. 658p Contents through Mrs. Grant. 15 steel engravings and woodcuts. Some presumed water damage to cover & contents, yet still very good and engravings appear to be basically unharmed. Cloth cover w/gold embossed White House. $85.00


    FL0375
    Item FL0375Item FL0375
    First Ladies: "Running Mates, The Making of a First Lady," by Ann Grimes, 1990. Written mostly from first hand observing in the 1980s, Grimes writes with interest about Kitty Dukakis and her many stories actually upstaging her husband, and admired Barbara Bush who had made 29 moves in 44 years supporting her husband's career. The author asks, "Could the spouse of a presidential contender be free to pursue her own career, hold her own opinions, and advocate her own causes without fear of damaging her political partner's prospects? Could she be her own person? The First Lady continues to have power, though she gains it the old fashioned way: by marrying it." 336p DJ. Dust jacket has a small tear. $15.00


    FL0542
    Item FL0542Item FL0542
    First Ladies: "The First Ladies Costume Coloring Book," dresses of the First Ladies of the White House. 1970 through Patricia Nixon. Unused. $6.00


    FL0561
    Item FL0561Item FL0561
    First Ladies: "The First Ladies," 90p book in full color by The White House Historical Assn. 1975 1st edition. $6.00


    FL0543
    Item FL0543Item FL0543
    First Ladies: FAMILY WEEKLY. Atlantic City Sunday Press magazine. Jan 20, 1974. Feature article: "Our First Ladies, as We Never Knew Them, By a Man Who Served Them All," Benjamin West, WH Chief Usher interview. Includes photos and comments about Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, Jackie Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson & Pat Nixon. $3.50


    A8263CB
    Item A8263CBItem A8263CB
    First Ladies: (button) "America's Great First Ladies, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy and Hillary Rodman Clinton, with their three photos, b&w, pink bkgd. 3" $10.00


    FL0507
    Item FL0507Item FL0507
    First Ladies: (button) Colorful 6" photo button, "Democratic First Ladies of the White House. Women for a Democratic America" Large colored photos in center of Hillary Clinton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson. 10 other First Ladies pictured around rim starting with Rachel Jackson and Hannah Van Buren and going on to Bess Truman and Rosalynn Carter. Attractive centerpiece item. $15.00


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