Scarce original pencil sketches made by President Herbert Hoover on an off-white 8.5 x 11 sheet. Hoover’s abstract doodles consist of various geometric shapes, concentric patterns, and layered and crisscrossing lines, with Hoover adding notations near each sketch: “CS, Capt Baker,” “M. C. Megal for Embassy—,” “Jones—of Iowa,” and “Sackett to Germany—.” Although undated, the names listed correspond with the period of 1929-1930; Frederic Mosley Sackett was appointed as the ambassador to Germany on February 12, 1930. Also included is an ink signature, “Herbert Hoover,” on an off-white 3.25 x 2.25 card. In overall fine condition, with light smudging to the sketch and a rusty paperclip impression to the top edge of the signature.
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