Ford, Betty


Lovely White House color signed & inscribed portrait


Autograph ID: 6574
Condition: Very good
Description: (1918-2011) Studied modern dance at Bennington College, member of Martha Graham’s company, fashion model for John Robert Powers agency. Married Jerry Ford during his (1st) 1948 congressional campaign and after he won, lived in the Washington area for nearly three decades thereafter. As First Lady she expressed herself with humor and forthrightness – forced to undergo radical surgery for breast cancer in 1974, she reassured many troubled women by discussing her ordeal openly. She did not hesitate to state her views on controversial issues such as the Equal Rights Amendment, which she strongly supported. From their home in California, she was equally frank about her successful battle against dependency on drugs and alcohol, and helped establish the Betty Ford Center at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage.

Color inscribed & signed 10 x 8 White House satin finish bust portrait of the smiling First Lady, inscribed and signed to a woman admirer with sentiment. Undated but September 4 1974 White House date stamp on verso.
Type: Photograph

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