06-01-2013 06-01-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2658B Boston
June 1, 2013 11:00AMCalender

Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963), Ephemera Archive, 1961-1965.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2658B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 01, 2013 11:00AM


Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963), Ephemera Archive, 1961-1965. Including invitations, tickets, programs, and other ephemera relating to the 1961 inauguration of JFK, inaugural galas and balls; invitations to Lyndon B. Johnson's inauguration, and other related ephemera, including two special 1965 presidential inauguration license plates issued by the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles, unused, with the accompanying certificate; Kennedy's inaugural address printed as a miniature book by St. Onge of Worcester, in a gold-tooled leather binding; two invitations to JFK's birthday celebration on May 29, 1961; the plastic-comb-bound brochure produced for the All New England Salute Dinner to Kennedy, held in Boston on October 19, 1963; a bracelet with a medallion made to commemorate the christening of the U.S. Navy's aircraft carrier, the John F. Kennedy; and other related items.

Provenance: By descent through the family of Joseph T. Benedict (1912-1995), former president and chairman of Worcester Federal Savings Bank and Kennedy family friend.
Estimate $500-700

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John F. Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles, Columbia Department, Lyndon B. Johnson, United States Navy, aircraft carrier, Worcester Federal Savings Bank, Joseph T. Benedict, president and chairman