Typed Letter Signed on "Office of the Mayor" letterhead

LA GUARDIA, Fiorello (1882 - 1947)

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Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1943

Description: 1 page, 10.5 x 8.25 inches, New York, July 28, 1943. In this letter, La Guardia proposes a military band contest to be sponsored by the City of New York, in part: "...A contest of this kind would not only provide entertainment for thousands of citizens but also bring them in closer contact with the boys in service and what they represent..." Accompanied by an entry blank signed "La Guardia" in pencil by someone else. Slight paperclip impression on the upper left corners of both pages; minor darkening along the upper right margin of the letter. Still very good condition.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 158087


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I usually receive my packages as soon as delivered. However, this one had quite a night outside in a snow storm. Thanks to the extra care in packaging and double layer of wrapping cardboard and plastic bag, the book survived in pristine condition.... It sat in a three foot snow drift pounded by snow plows, in minus 25Temps overnight and was discovered this afternoon, the top of the package peeking out of the drift. If not for the attention to packaging and packing materials, this book would have been destroyed. Please let the people who package our treasures know that they make a difference. Whether in person or mail order, you folks rock. Best wishes from the (damned) frozen Adirondacks... - E.E.
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