RICHARD MILHOUS NIXON - PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Sometime at the end of July 1974, or the beginning of August, Viola “Big Momma” Wise (Pictured below, at work in The White House) – a White House Maid (1939-1981), was motioned to the side of First Lady Patricia Ryan Nixon. The President was to Resign on August 9, 1974. Just prior to this date, Mrs. Nixon simply said...
"Viola, you have Served in The White House a Long Time. I Thought you Might Like to Have This."
"BIG MOMMA" VIOLA WISE - AT WORK
UPSTAIRS IN THE WHITE HOUSE
Viola Wise shared this memory with her long-time friend, Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, and she stated it was an honor and that she...
"Accepted the Elephant from President Nixon’s Collection with Humility".
President Nixon’s Elephant is silver in color (one of Nixon’s Elephants can be seen from his Collection, on his desk below). It measures nearly 8 inches from the tip of the nose to the bottom. There is a silver colored inscription plaque reading...
"Richard M. Nixon – President of The
United States – January 20, 1969 to January 20, 1977".
RICHARD M. NIXON WITH ONE OF HIS ELEPHANTS FROM HIS COLLECTION
Appropriate Provenance from the above Viola Wise accompanies this splendid relic. The black base is 8 inches in length and 4 inches in width. This is one of the finest personal Possessions of Richard M. Nixon’s to ever reach any personal collection - The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection (a.k.a) The American Heritage Collection. This is it where is has been displayed for over 25 years. In the near future the President's elephant will be shared with an Institution or another collector of note.
HISTORIAN & COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX 2010