Lot 1: Kennedy Family 1934 Original Vintage Photograph

RR Auction

RR Auction

2017-11-02 11:43:26

Lot 1

Original vintage glossy 6 x 4 Type 1 photo of the Kennedy family taken in 1934, showing the children Edward, Jeanne, Robert, Patricia, Eunice, Kathleen, Rosemary, and John, with their parents Rose and Joseph P. Kennedy. The reverse bears a pink "Keystone View Company" stamp and several date stamps, the earliest being "8 Dec 1937." Also bears an affixed caption dated 1937. This photo was first published in the 'Rotogravure Picture Section' of the Sunday New York Times on July 15, 1934, an original copy of which is included. This wonderful photograph depicts the full Kennedy family with the exception of Joe, Jr., who was abroad studying at the London School of Economics; the children are lined up in birth order, with the two-year-old Teddy at one end and the handsome 17-year-old Jack at the other, wearing a dashing white double-breasted blazer. In addition to being published in the New York Times, the image appeared in the New York American and in the Securities and Exchange Commission's announcement of Joseph P. Kennedy's appointment as its first chairman. It is referred to as possibly the first published photograph of JFK—a truly historic offering.

Estimate: $1400-$1600

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