The wife of Warren Harding's vice president (1921-23) became First Lady upon his death and her husband's swearing in as the 30th President of the United States, a role he filled from 1923 to 1929. Item #43980
AD (unsigned), 1p, 5¼" X 4¼", Washington, DC, postal cancellation 22 February 1926. Near fine. Official heavy stock White House envelope bearing red two-cent George Washington stamp at upper right, boldly addressed in Coolidge's hand large and boldl in black ink to "Mr. Darwin P. Kingsley / 346 Broadway, / New York, N.Y." at center. Kingsley (1857-1932) was a fellow Vermonter who headed up the massive New York Life Insurance Company and befriended the Coolidges. Accompanied by a printed 5" X 7½" printed book-type photograph (Harris & Ewing) of her as First Lady. ---- Not signed by her, remember, but an interesting and unusual handwriting example as First Lady.