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124   Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Blue Silk Scarf  $200 $737 $811 11 You must login to place a bid.

#124 - Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Blue Silk Scarf

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President Roosevelt’s handsome, quality personally-owned and -worn navy blue scarf with an intricate white diamond pattern, measuring 46″ long and 10.5″ wide, featuring lovely satin-textured bands at either end. A small white tag is sewn along the edge of one end and embroidered in red with the president’s name, “Roosevelt,” and the manufacturer’s tag is sewn at the other end, reading “Scarf by Cisco” on one side and “Rayon 5” on the other. Includes a letter of provenance on a White House card from the wife of Irineo Esperancilla, formerly chief steward of the Navy. In part: “The lovely Blue Scarf with a white diamond design…was owned and worn by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. My husband, Irineo Esperancilla, served our President from 1927–1955. During WWII he was one of F. D. R.’s valets." Esperancilla assisted primary valet Arthur Prettyman when it became necessary for FDR to have two valets due to his health issues. A stunning piece of practicality and quality.


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