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1952 Truman Rare Colored Christmas Card

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Here is absolutely one of the rarest of the large Presidential Christmas Cards. This 1952 Card depicts the Truman Balcony of the White House. The verbiage “White House—View From The East Garden” is printed beneath the card as well as “Christmas Greetings from the President and Mrs. Truman 1952.” There is a raised Gold Presidential Seal in the left corner. The Army Signal Corps shot the photo and the Government Printing Office printed it. President Truman was known as a very thrifty soul, and the black and white Christmas Cards cost fifty cents each. The color card cost $2.00, and so only a very very few were ever made. This is only the second color 1952 Truman Christmas Card that I have ever had in fifty years of collecting Presidential Christmas Cards. The card was previously framed and was removed, as the frame had seen better days. It had been slightly trimmed for framing. It measures approximately 9″ X 12″. It is in quite good shape for a card that is over 50 years old. The card came from the Estate of President Truman’s friend and personal chauffeur Wayman Mc Garrah. Mr. Mc Garrah also served as chauffeur for President Eisenhower.