The tray top is hinged with spring activated bracket underneath to adjust angle of top. It is identified as The Strober Patent Folding Tray.
Wood. L 58.2, W 40.0, H 26.0 cm
Eisenhower National Historic Site, EISE 7252.
By Pentel of Japan
This "Rolling Writer Liquid Pen" was Christmas gift to Mamie Eisenhower from “David and Julie” Eisenhower. The attached gift tag reads: "Dear Mimi - This pen is fantastic for autographing!”
Metal, plastic. L 13.8, W 1.8, T 1.0 cm
Eisenhower National Historic Site, EISE 5860.
June 21, 1972
Letter written by Mamie Doud Eisenhower to Arthur and Ann Nevins. The stationery depicts her home at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Paper. L 25.5, W 17.8 cm
Eisenhower National Historic Site, EISE 14664
The First Lady used this tray to attend to her correspondence while sitting in bed. The bed served as her command post where she would sit until noon working on her social agenda, planning the week’s menus, and assigning work projects to her staff. Most time consuming was her letter writing. She received a thousand letters a month and tried to answer each one personally. After the President’s heart attack in 1955, she responded to each of the 11,000 get well cards with personally signed thank you notes.