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    Dwight Eisenhower Group of Unsigned Pencil Sketches (12). Circa 1953-1957. 12 individual sheets, all but one measuring 5.5" x 5.75" and having a perforated line across the center, containing doodles and words and phrases made by Eisenhower while president. The twelfth sheet is a half-sheet that has been torn along the perforation. Drawings include geometrical designs, buildings drawn in perspective, and facial profiles.

    Although many presidents were known for doodling, Eisenhower (an amateur painter) is said to have drawn more than any other president. His sketches were often random, but some would reflect his thoughts and the topics being discussed at the time they were executed. Seven of the drawings are dated (December 3 (?); July 25, 1957; December 9, 1954; January 31, 1957; June 20, 1957; May 10, 1957; and April 23, 1953), all in an unknown hand, but likely the staff member that collected them once the President had discarded them. From the Estate of Malcolm S. Forbes.

    Condition: Light toning, with some pencil smudging. The half-sheet has heavy wear and creasing, and one other sheet has multiple folds; remaining sheets are near fine.

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