May 05, 2016 - Sale 2413

Sale 2413 - Lot 139

Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
HOOVER, HERBERT. Graphite drawing, unsigned, an abstract doodle, on a scrap of heavy paper. On the verso is a note signed by White House Chief Usher Irving H. Hoover, in pencil: "Scratch, made by President Hoover while talking on the phone, from my desk, in the Ushers room at The White House, to Senator Allan of Kansas at the Capitol, April 11th, 1930, at 1:30 P.M." 5 1/4x6 1/4 inches. (TFC) [Washington, 11 April 1930]

Additional Details

Irving H. Hoover was a long-time White House employee; he was not a close relative of President Hoover.
Provenance: Irving Hoover estate; Alexander Autographs, October 21, 2000.