Stanford White Signed 1893 Letter Promoting Madison Square Garden

Renowned American architect Stanford White suggests an annual exhibition of Decorative and Industrial Art at the original Madison Square Garden (which his firm built) in this 1893 letter typed on McKim, Mead & White letterhead, which he has signed "Very Truly Yours, Stanford White" in black fountain pen. The letter has been written to William Steinway, Esq., of the famous Steinway piano family, as his "...name was considered so important to the enterprise." White, who was a partner of the most prestigious architecture firm of his time, if not the entire 19th century, was also known to be a man who lived a not-so-secret life of debauchery, which included the supposed seduction of actress and artists model Evelyn Nesbitt, when she was 16 years old. White met an untimely death at the hands of Nesbitt's jealous millionaire husband Harry K. Thaw, who shot him point-blank at the Madison Square Garden Roof Garden. The murder was sensationalized by the local papers and the subsequent trial became known as the “Trial of the Century.” Comes with a certificate that unconditionally guarantees the authenticity of this item.

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Stanford White Signed 1893 Letter Promoting Madison Square Garden

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