Photo copyrighted by the Knapp Co., N. Y., 1887. SIGNED "Frances F. Cleveland" on Executive Mansion, Washington calling card dated 1887. 4.25" x 2.5" calling card. Signature is vivid, clean and nearly 4" long. Near mint condtion
Frances Folsom Cleveland (July 21, 1864 – Oct 29, 1947) was was the First Lady of the United States from 1886 to 1889 and again from 1893 to 1897. Becoming First Lady at age 21, she remains the youngest wife of a sitting president. Their's was the only marraige by a sitting president in the White House. She was put a charming and graceful face on the administration. Frances supported projects in Washington, including the Women's Christian Temperance Movement's "Hope and Help Project," and helped establish the Washington Home for Friendless Colored Girls. Frances gave birth to a daughter, Ruth (1891, of "Baby Ruth" candy bar fame). She was pregnant again by the time her husband started his second term and gave birth to another daughter, Ester, in September 1893. During Cleveland's second term, the family welcomed a third daughter, Marion (1895), to the world. Fine / fine. Item #773
"I want you to take good care of all the furniture and ornaments in the house, and not let any of them get lost or broken, for I want to find everything just as it is now, when we come back again four years from today" - Frances Cleveland upon her husband, Grover Cleveland leaving the White House after losing to Benjamin Harrison in 1893.