31st President. Typed quote signed “Herbert Hoover”, November 25, 1958, 8.5×11, The Children’s Aid Society stationery. Hoover quotes from his November 19, 1930 Address to the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection, in full:
We approach all problems of childhood with affection. Theirs is the province of joy and good humor. They are the most wholesome part of the race…for they are fresher from the hands of God. Whimsical, ingenious, mischievous, we live a life of apprehension as to what their opinion may be of us; a life of defense against their terrifying energy. We put them to bed with a sense of relief and a lingering of devotion. We envy them the freshness of adventure and discovery of life…
Mr. Herbert Hoover
Thirty-first President of the United States
At the Dedication of the Dunlevy
Milbank Children’s Center
November 25, 1958
Boldly signed at the conclusion.
Small tears at top with minor paper loss, overall browning most likely from previous mounting/display.