Lot #37
Lyndon B. Johnson

Presented to a longtime secretary, "who knows the White House better than any of us"
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Estimate: $200+


Presented to a longtime secretary, "who knows the White House better than any of us"

Very desirable color semi-glossy 7.5 x 9.5 photo of President Johnson at his desk, affixed to the original 12.25 x 15.25 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in black ink to a White House secretary, "To Toi Bachelder, who knows the White House better than any of us, with the appreciation of her friend—Lyndon B. Johnson.” In very good to fine condition, with a vertical crack to the top of the mount, repaired with archival tape on the reverse.

Toinette Bachelder first met Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1925 when, afflicted with polio, she became one of the first 25 test patients to be rehabilitated at FDR's newly established Warm Springs Foundation in Georgia. On her first night there she was a bridge partner with the future president, and the two became friends of long duration. When FDR assumed the presidency in 1933, Bachelder was invited to work as one of his major secretaries at the White House. She accepted the job and became one of the most trusted members of his inner circle.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #568 - Ended October 10, 2019

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