Lot 113: U.S. ATTACKED - NY Times Front Page Picturing 9/11 Attack Signed by 5 Presidents
Presidential Letters, Free Franks & Speeches: Washington to Bush + Important Autographs in History, Science & the Arts
October 26, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: “U.S. ATTACKED” – New York Times Front Page Describing 9/11 Terrorist Attack Signed by Five Presidents********** 9/11 NEW YORK TIMES FRONT PAGE SIGNED BY FIVE PRESIDENTS. The signed first page of the September 12, 2001, New York Times newspaper detailing the 9/11 terrorist attack signed by the 38th president GERALD FORD (1913-2006, “Gerald R. Ford, 9/14/2011”), 39th president JIMMY CARTER. (b.1924, “J. Carter”), 41st president GEORGE H. W. BUSH (b.1924, “George Bush”), the 42nd president BILL CLINTON (b.1946, “Bill Clinton 9-14-01”), and the 43rd president GEORGE W. BUSH (b.1946, “George Bush 2004”), who was president at the time of the attacks. 1p. Tall folio. [Washington, D.C.], September 14, 2001. ********** Two days after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, which targeted the Pentagon and World Trade Center and killed approximately 3,000 people, five of the country’s six living presidents gathered with other mourners at Washington’s National Cathedral for a National Day of Prayer & Remembrance. Rev. Billy Graham and President George W. Bush spoke to the congregation. It was at this service that all the living presidents except for Ronald Reagan, then in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease and not present, added their signatures to the front page of the New York Times which featured a color image of the World Trade Center bursting into flames below the headline “U.S. Attacked: Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers and Hit Pentagon in Day of Terror.” ********** Signed “above the fold” around the image of the World Trade Center in smoke and flames. In very fine condition but for overall even toning. Lion Heart Autographs will donate its sales commission of this historic artifact to Tuesday’s Children, a 9/11-inspired response and recovery charity supporting youth, families, and communities impacted by terrorism and traumatic loss.