Lot 251: 20 Photos & ephemera from WH Chief Usher Scouten

Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, US

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Description: [Photographs/Certificates/White House] 20 Items. Provenance: Rex Scouten Collection of White House Americana. Scouten served 10 Presidents from Truman to Clinton, including time as a Secret Service agent, Chief Usher of the White House, and White House Curator. ++ United States Treasury Department Pistol Expert certificate issued to Scouten Oct. 21, 1957. Scouten worked at the Secret Service in the late 1940s and again from 1953-57 when he was assigned to protect Vice President Richard Nixon. Secret Service is part of the Treasury Department. ++ Color photograph of 10 White House staff (one in a chef’s hat) with 5 trophies. Signed on mount below image by each staffer shown (John Sowers, Elmo Webb, Eugene C. Allen, Ben Harrison, Wilford Frame, John L. Pelkey, and 4 others). ++ Photograph of the White House entrance. (“9 SE 74…” number on back of mount.) ++ Large color press photo of the wedding of Lynda Bird Johnson and Chuck Robb. Large format but “Official Photograph of the White House/ Washington” stamped on back of foam board mount. “6574-33/ 12 June 71” and “Rex Scouten” handwritten on back of mount by 2 different people. 17 ¾ x 21 ¾ in. ++ Large color press photo of Nancy Reagan holding her dog Rex, with Ronald Reagan to her left. Rex Scouten’s nickname is derived from Rex’s name. Similar to the Lynda/Chuck Robb wedding press photo. “C32353-20/ 6 Dec. 85” handwritten on back of foam board mount. ++ Large color press photo of the White House Rose Garden. Similar foam board mount with “1 My 69 942-4” handwritten on back. ++ Color photograph of Richard Nixon, Patricia Nixon, and Rex Scouten in front of a newly planted tree. Probably in honor of veterans: Richard Nixon is holding a red, white, and blue ribbon. 10 ¼ x 13 ¼ in frame. ++ 1 other color photograph: Scouten and 2 other men. 4to. ++ Don Williams. Washington Cathedral-Washington, D.C. (1990). Pencil signed and titled by Don Williams in lower margin. Margins glued to matting. ++ Certificate issued to Rex Scouten for his assistance with the Economic Summit in Williamsburg, Virginia, May 28-31, 1983. Reagan autopen. ++ Certificate with printed signatures of Lady Bird Johnson and 3 Johnson appointees. ++ 1968 White House Country certificate, Sept. 1968. Lady Bird Johnson autopen.++ The First Lady’s Trip “new England Now and Then” Order of the Boiled Lobster and Steamed Clam Quechee Chapter. (Certificate with printed signatures.) ++ Burlap, cloth, or embroidered design in honor of Rex Scouten, with a quote from Proverbs.++ United States Army Wives Seal certificate issued to Scouten Apr. 23, 1992. ++ Plaque issued to Scouten by the Gospel Music Association. Sep. 13, 1979. ++ Claude Monet reproduction. ++ (Poster) Aquia Quarry On Government Island. Government Island Committee, Stafford County, Virginia, January 30, 2002. ++ Color photograph of Scounten shaking hands with 3 women. ++ Color photograph of Scouten shaking hands with Pope John Paul II. ++ [Broadside Poem] Ode On A Chief Usher. 1986. ++ 4to/folio. Most items under glass and not examined out of frame. Sold with all faults.
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