Self Portrait Sketch in pencil doodled on "White House" Agenda for "Congressional Leaders Meeting", signed with initials, "DE." Washington, Tuesday, March 15, 1960. DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER.
Self Portrait Sketch in pencil doodled on "White House" Agenda for "Congressional Leaders Meeting", signed with initials, "DE." Washington, Tuesday, March 15, 1960.
DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER

(1890-1969) Thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953–1961). During the Second World War he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, with responsibility for planning and supervising the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944-45. After the war, he served as president of Columbia University, and in 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO.

Self Portrait Sketch in pencil doodled on "White House" Agenda for "Congressional Leaders Meeting", signed with initials, "DE." Washington, Tuesday, March 15, 1960.

Eisenhower doodles during a meeting of the leaders of Congress, not an unusual occurrence because Eisenhower was a known doodler. This prominent doodle here is a self portrait in the upper right corner. The page is initialed, "D E" under the typed text. Eisenhower also sketched a paper clip in the upper left corner. The lines across the agenda detail suggest that Eisenhower was ready for the meeting to end or pleased that it had. Notes in blue in another hand show to the right of items 2 and 3. The agenda page measures 8 x 10.5 inches and floats on a dark gray mat overlaid with a white mat, framed in black satin finished wood, matted and framed in museum quality materials, framed in 5/8/inch black satin wood. Frame measures 15.75 x 18.25. Ike’s doodled agenda is similar to the one in "Scrawl: An A-Z of Famous Doodles," ( Caren, Claudia, Todd Strauss-Schulson, Rizzoli Publishers, May 2019, p. 67.) www.schulsonautographs.com.

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