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    PRESIDENT HARRY TRUMAN'S LAP ROBE.

    This lap robe was used in Car No. 109, one of two seven-passenger Lincolns used by Truman, and later by Eisenhower and, for a brief time, Kennedy.  It is a heavy and very luxurious piece, measuring 58 x 51".  On one side it is charcoal gray linen, and has a pearl-colored, fur-like material on the underside.

    Provenance is established by two 1983 letters from F. Vaughn Ferguson, from who it was obtained.  Ferguson was a Ford Motor Technical Service Representative assigned to work with White House vehicles during the era.  He states that this robe was "often used by the President and friends at football games and other outings," and that it was also used by "many...foreign dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth and Winston Churchill."  Excellent condition.   Please note: Due to the size and/or weight of this lot, additional shipping costs may apply.



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    Auction Dates
    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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