The longest-lived First Lady of the United States, she ruled the White House from 1945 to 1953, wife of President Harry S. Truman. Item #47069
Pristine heavy stock 6" X 4" card, n.p., n.y. Fine. Beneath the italic printed statement "I am pleased to comply with your request for an autograph" she signs "Bess Truman" small and crabbed in black fineline. Fine. With original transmittal envelope bearing her printed free-frank signature at upper right. Accompanied by a near fine vintage press agency (International News Photo) photograph, an 8" X 10" black-and-white glossy showing Bess Truman standing outside the White House alongside three young women in long formal dresses. Printed caption running vertically along right margin dates the scene 14 May 1947 and describes the scene: "Mrs. Harry S. Truman today accepted a Phillipine native dress for her daughter, Margaret during ceremonies on south grounds of the White House...."