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#153 - Harry S. Truman’s Shaving Kit

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President Truman’s monogrammed American-made Gillette shaving kit, used to smoothen his pleasant midwestern countenance while in the White House
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President Truman’s personally-owned and -used Gillette shaving kit in a brass case, containing a double-edge razor monogrammed “H. S. T.” on the top and a rectangular replacement blade holder monogrammed “H. S. T.” on the front and back. Housed together in their original brass case, measuring 4 x 2.5 x 1.25, featuring an impressive linear design on the top cover, engraved in the center with his full name, “Harry S. Truman.” Includes a letter of provenance on a White House card from best selling author Lillian Rogers Parks, who was a housekeeper and seamstress at the White House for over 30 years, from Hoover through Eisenhower. In full: “The small brass shaving kit, hand-engraved, ‘Harry S. Truman,’ was owned and used by him as President. Inside is his razor, and his razor blade holder. Each is engraved, ‘H.S.T.’ The Trumans were fantastic people to work with for 7 plus years. After they left the White House, we kept in touch for many years. Mrs. Truman was especially kind to me.” A premier personally-used presidential relic that gave Truman the clean-cut all-American look that—along with his folksy charm and strong leadership—endeared him to generations of his nation’s citizens. Befitting of the most advanced collector or institution.


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