Lot 8097: Lee and Marina Oswald Annotated 1961 Wedding Photograph

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2015-08-21 10:57:26

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Lot 8097: Original satin-finish 3.5 x 5.5 photo of Lee Harvey Oswald and his wife Marina on their wedding day, annotated by Lee on the reverse in blue ink, "April 30, 1961, Marina - Lee." In fine condition, with a small area of surface loss to reverse upper left blank area (not at all affecting the writing or image), and a central strip of adhesive remnants to reverse where Warren Commission label was once affixed; this was exhibit 314-A. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from his older brother, Robert L. Oswald.When nineteen-year-old Marina Prusakova accepted Oswald's proposal after just two months of courtship, the couple filed notice of their intent to wed and requested the special consent necessary for an alien to marry a citizen, waiting the usual ten days for approval. According to Oswald's diary, 'two of Marinas girl friends act as bridesmaids. We are married. At her aunts home we have a dinner reception for about 20 friends…who wish us happiness (in spite of my origin and [accent]…).' According to Robert Oswald, this is the original photo that Lee sent from Russia to his mother in Texas, making it an even more exceptional and irreplaceable keepsake. RR Auction's Remarkable Rarities Auction 461 Monday, 28th September 2015 Estimate: $3000-5000
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