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    President Warren G. Harding Mourning Cloth and Mourning Card Maggie Rogers served as the First Maid of the White House during her career there which spanned from Presidents William Howard Taft through Franklin Roosevelt. First Lady Florence Harding became very close to Rogers following an illness in 1922, at which time Rogers cared for her. The sudden death of President Harding in 1923 wore heavily on the First Lady, who lived only a little over a year following her husband's death. This approximately 2" square piece of black cloth was used in the U.S. Capitol while the President laid in state. The cloth and a First Lady engraved mourning card and envelope are accompanied by a long historical letter, which includes anecdotes about the Hardings on White House stationery which is signed by Rogers' daughter, Lillian Rogers Parks, who also served as a White House maid for thirty years.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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