41st President. Interesting 5×7 hardstock menu for the State Dinner in honor of The Prime Minister of Australia held at the White House on June 27, 1989, boldly signed “George Bush” at top right. The menu is accompanied by several pieces of ephemera from the evening, including the original invitation, two programs and a placecard for “Mrs. Bagnell”.
Francis “Reds” Bagnell was an old friend of Bush. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame after a stellar career at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a successful businessman who was appointed to the American Battle Monuments Commission by Presidents Reagan and Bush.