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Lady Bird Johnson

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Beautiful White House engraving inscribed and signed by Mrs. Johnson

with a nice reference to her national beautification program

Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson, known as Lady Bird Johnson, 1912–2007.  First Lady of the United States, 19631969.  Inscribed White House vignette engraving signed Lady Bird Johnson.

This is a beautiful 6" x 8" engraving showing the south front of the White House.  Mrs. Johnson has boldly inscribed it “To Paul Hartman — with the hope / that each of us — throughout this land — / will work toward a More Beautiful America.

This is a direct reference to Mrs. Johnson's pet beautification project.  Throughout her time in the White House, she fought to make American cities and highways more beautiful.  She started the Society for a More Beautiful National Capital to improve conditions in Washington, D.C., and promoted the Highway Beautification Act.  She encouraged planting flowers and adding park benches in the cities and removing billboards and junkyards from, and adding plantings to roadside areas along, the nation's highways.

Mrs. Johnson has signed this engraving in black felt-tipped pen.  It has a pencil note on the back that it was sold by famed autograph dealer Paul Richards, who is now deceased, in 1984.  Otherwise it is in extra fine condition.

Unframed.  Please ask us about custom framing this piece.


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