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FRAME WITH PHOTOGRAPH OF MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER

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FRAME WITH PHOTOGRAPH OF MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER

Made by: Cartier

On view in: French Drawing Room


About this object

This silver gilt frame contains a color photograph of Mamie Doud Eisenhower, wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and first lady of the United States from 1951-1963. The photograph was taken around 1956, during her residency at the White House; the frame therefore bears the presidential seal in silver gilt and enamel at top center.

The edge of the frame has narrow reeding enclosed by broader reeding that crosses over to form an X at the center of three sides of frame. At the top of the frame the broader reeding meets in an arrow that points to the Presidential seal in silver gilt and enamel. Frame contains a ca. 1956 color photograph mounted on paper of Mamie Doud Eisenhower.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
FRAME WITH PHOTOGRAPH OF MAMIE DOUD EISENHOWER
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
20th c.
Size:
35.2 × 26.9 cm (13 7/8 × 10 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.268
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK Cartier / STERLING 925-1000 / 58-51 bottom edge of frame inscription For my dear friend Marjorie Post / Mamie Dowd Eisenhower at bottom of photo on paper mount handwritten in ink inscription PAAC - 1943 Back of photo handwritten in ink
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973