Signed Business Card / Unsigned Photograph

PRIEST, Ivy Baker (1905-75)

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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As Treasurer of the United States during the Eisenhower administration (1953-61), Priest's printed signature appeared on many millions of pieces of U.S. currency. Full signature on her 3" X 2" business card, Sacramento, CA, n.y. Near fine. Small smudge to "t" in "Priest"; small show-through at upper center from tiny tape stain on verso. Handsome card as California state treasurer, a position she held from 1967 until her death, bearing the gold state seal at upper left. Uncommon in this form, and accompanied by a 7" X 9" glossy black-and-white news agency photograph, a March 8, 1953 closeup of her handing a one dollar bill to another woman, with original paper label (affixed to verso) describing the scene: "U.S. Treasurer Ivy Baker Priest (left) presents a dollar bill bearing her autograph to director Alma K. Schneider of the U.S. Mint at Denver during an inspection trip. The one-dollar bill is one of the first printing to bear signatures of GOP treasurer and secretary of the treasury in 20 years." Very good. A bit edgeworn, with small closed tear at upper margin. A nice, very displayable pair. Bookseller Inventory # 16067

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Title: Signed Business Card / Unsigned Photograph

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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