Nixon White House Christmas Card Gift Print, 1972 – 11 x 13 3/4″ red velour folder with a blank embossed Presidential eagle on the front. Mint condition. Inside is a transparent sheet printed in gold: “Theodore Roosevelt by John Singer Sargent. Theodore Roosevelt posed on a White House stairway for this 1905 portrait by John Singer Sargent. The painting now hangs in the Red Room and is one of the finest Presidential portraits in the White House Collection. Roosevelt preferred it. In 1918 he wrote, “I care even more for the Sargent, which seems to me to have a singular quality, a blend of both the spiritual and the heroic.” With our best wishes. The President and Mrs. Nixon At Christmas 1972.
Underneath this sheet is a full color reproduction of the Sargent portrait. Below is a gold label inscribed: THEODORE ROOSEVELT BY JOHN SINGER SARGENT. THE WHITE HOUSE COLLECTION from THE PRESIDENT AND MRS. NIXON Christmas 1972.
5000 of these gift prints were distributed to White House staff, personal friends and various VIPs.