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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Wooden Martini Tray Gift to Valet Arthur Prettyman, circa 1939-1945. This 15" x 14.5" wooden martini tray features a sharp 7" x 6" inlay of FDR, mounted in a 31" x 21" frame, also including an 8" x 10" typed letter from Mrs. Arthur S. Prettyman, dated January 11, 1983, who outlines the complete history of the "wooden tray owned by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt." Minor wear, else fine.

    Mrs. Prettyman writes (in part): "My husband, Arthur Prettyman loved FDR. The President was always making a fuss over him. He kidded him about having a pretty face-like his name. Prettyman wore a small, neat moustache and the President teased him about being a 'lady killer'. When FDR died on April 12, 1945, it was my husband and Dr. Bruenn that carried him to his bed in Warm Springs."


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    May, 2014
    24th Saturday
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