Washington. Jan. 17, 1961. Card, 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches; with typed letter and original envelope. Fine, with later ink notation. Item #WRCAM43529
Signature of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in the last days of his administration, written on a card embossed with a gold seal of the United States. The card is accompanied by an explanatory letter from the President's Press Secretary, addressed to Ashley T. Cole, which reads, "My apologies for the delay in replying to your letter of December seventh - but I know you realize how hectic this 'transition' period has been. The President was very glad to sign the enclosed card for you." A later hand has written the word "authentic" in ink on the card.