Coolidge, Grace

Signed White House card

Price: $125.00

Description:
(1879-1957) First Lady 1923-29. Graduated from Univ. of Vermont 1902, taught at Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, Mass. where she met Calvin Coolidge, wed in 1905. In 1921, as wife of the Vice President, she was the most popular woman in the capital. After Harding's death, she planned new administration's social life as her husband wanted it: unpretentious but dignified. Younger son Calvin died suddenly on July 7, 1924 at 16, but she never let grief interfere with duties as First Lady. Tact and gaiety made her one of the most popular White House hostesses, and she left Washington in 1929 with country's respect and love. She received a gold medal from the National Institute of Social Sciences, in 1931 voted one of America's 12 greatest living women. Signed 2 ¾ x 4 ¼ blue-imprinted “The White House/Washington” card

Condition: Very good, slight scuff at upper right corner
Type:White House Card






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