President Theodore Roosevelt Signs a Mint White House Card

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President Theodore Roosevelt Signs a Mint White House Card
White House Card
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      Theodore Roosevelt, who at 42 was the youngest president in American history, forever changed the office by his having held it two terms. Changed too, by Roosevelt, was the name of the building in which the office was, literally, located. Called, ever since Lincoln instituted the first printed presidential stationery, the Executive Mansion, Roosevelt changed the name to the “White House” – which was what people had been calling it, informally, since 1810. Here he boldly signs a sparkling fresh White House card.


      White House Card Signed, as President, sextodecimo, The White House, Washington, D.C, no date.
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