Lot 87: Two items: a color glossy 8 x 10 portrait of Johnson, signed and inscribed in the lower border in fountain pen, "For Arnold Gates, with warm best wishes, Lyndon B. Johnson"; and a typed statement, signed "L. B. J.," one page, 7 x 9, embossed personal letterhead, August 15, 1972. In full: "The magnificent effort which took America into space and to the moon represents, I believe, this nation at its best. We took a dream, we perfected the technology to make it real, and we followed it all the way. Our adventures in the new world of space proved once more that America can do what it wills itself to do, if it applies the muscle, the recourses, and the heart to get the job done." In overall fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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