Gerald R. Ford Museum
Exhibits, Events, Education Center

303 Pearl Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616-254-0400 (tel)
616-254-0386 (fax)

e-mail
Ford Museum Facebook Page

Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm (Mon-Sat)
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sundays
(Closed New Year's, Thanksgiving, & Christmas Days)


Gerald R. Ford Library
Research, Events, Small Exhibits

1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

734-205-0555 (tel)
734-205-0571 (fax)

e-mail
Ford Library Facebook Page

Hours: 8:45am-4:45pm (Mon-Fri)
(Closed Federal Holidays)



The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Digital Library

Pre-printed Signatures on White House Autograph Cards and Photographs

During the White House years, President and Mrs. Ford occasionally signed items by hand. Much more frequently the White House staff used autopen machines to reproduce signatures on photographs and letters. Even the autopen did not allow the staff to keep up with the flood of autograph requests received, so many routine requests were answered using reprints of signed photographs or autograph cards. Examples of these appear below. You can also use this link to view Liberty Ford's "paw-tograph" (photographs "signed" by the Ford's dog Liberty).


Gerald R. Ford pre-printed White House signature card
Gerald R. Ford pre-printed White House signature card (size 4"x2.5")
Betty Ford pre-printed White House signature card
Betty Ford pre-printed White House signature card (size 4"x2.5")

Photograph of Betty and Gerald Ford with pre-printed signatures
Photograph of President and Mrs. Ford with pre-printed signatures (size 8"x10")