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Item 93 - Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower Catalog 580 (Apr 2020)

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Two portraits: a matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Dwight Eisenhower in a suit and tie, inscribed in a calligraphic hand, "For S/Sgt Marvin E. Long, with much appreciation of efficient service as a member of the guard detachment of the Columbine, and with best wishes," and signed below in fountain pen, "Dwight D. Eisenhower"; and a matte-finish 8 x 10 photo of Mamie Eisenhower, signed in the lower border in fountain pen, "For S/Sgt Marvin Long, With my kind regards, Mamie Doud Eisenhower." In overall very good to fine condition, with rippling to the top end bottom edges, a small bit of dampstaining touching Mamie's signature, and minor loss to the lower right corner of the Dwight portrait. Accompanied by a 1953 letter to Long signed by William G. Draper, Air Force Aide to President Eisenhower. Sgt. Long was a member of the Air Force One 'Columbine' crew under Eisenhower.

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