Elizabeth Clift Bacon Custer (April 8, 1842 – April 4, 1933) was an American author and public speaker, and the wife of Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer, United States Army. She spent most of their marriage in relatively close proximity to him despite his numerous military campaigns in the American Civil War and subsequent posting on the Great Plains as a commanding officer in the United States Cavalry.
Left nearly destitute in the aftermath of her husband's death, she became an outspoken advocate for his legacy through her popular books and lectures. Largely as a result of her decades of campaigning on his behalf, Custer's iconic portrayal as the gallant fallen hero amid the glory of 'Custer's Last Stand' was a canon of American history for almost a century after his death.
Description: Elizabeth B. Custer, Wife and biographer (1842–1933) of ill-fated General George Armstrong Custer. This is a Very Nice Booklet cover entitled “Custer’s last Battle on the Little Big Horn, Montana Territory, June 25, 1876”, 8.5 x 12, that is signed across the top in black ink, “Elizabeth B. Custer.” Double-suede-matted and framed with a descriptive metal plaque indicating signature was obtained in May of 1928 to an overall size of 15 x 22.5.
Condition: Some scattered creasing and edge wear, dampstaining to beginning of signature, and a couple light pencil notations, otherwise fine condition.
Documentation: This item is fully documented by Three sources. First it has been Authenticated by PSA/DNA Certified Authentication Services. The PSA/DNA Registration Number is #W03409 and item is visible there on their site. It states that this certificate authenticates the signed Booklet which they personally examined. Further they state that the signature(s) are consistent considering slant, flow, pen pressure, letter size and other characteristics that are typical of the other exemplars that they compared against. The item also has been permanently marked with a invisible DNA daub that will fluoresce under a patented laser lamp. Second, the item will come with a Certificate of Authenticity from the famous RR Auction where item was purchased by us originally. Third you will also get a Certificate from Reel Art. You will also get copies of invoices from both RR Auction and PSA/DNA Authentications to further prove authenticity.
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