Henry Ford II Autograph

Henry Ford II was at various times President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Ford Motor Company. He was not, however, Henry Ford's son. He was Edsel's son, and the grandson of the first Henry. This article about our tendency to name every societal problem a "crisis" and to search for a massive comprehensive solution stands up well today. Received 1/18/1974 … [Read more...]

Vincent Sardi Jr. Autograph

Received 1/16/1976. My father drew the restaurant owner in the style of caricaturist Don Bevan, who drew the famous caricatures of theater performers, directors and producers for more than 20 years. Tis Pity T'is True Vincent Sardi     … [Read more...]

George Meany Autograph

Received 12/17/1970.  George Meany was President AFL-CIO with a long storied history in the US labor movement.  As the letter notes, he painted for a hobby. According to Wikipedia, he also took up amateur photography, so he has those in common with both my father and me. Note also the pipefitter reference in the letter. … [Read more...]

Thurgood Marshall Autograph

Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African American justice. Counsel for the NAACP for the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case. Received 6/19/1971. … [Read more...]

Allan Nevins and Norman Rockwell Autographs

Allan Nevins, received 5/23/1966. Historian wrote multiple books regarding Lincoln and the Civil War, as well as biographies of John D. Rockefeller and JFK. Norman ROckwell, famous artist, known mostly for his Saturday Evening Post covers. Received 6/5/1967. His drawing of Lincoln at the Gettysburg Address featured in Lincoln: A Picture Story of His Life by Stefan Lorant. … [Read more...]