Lot 95: Two items: a semi-glossy 10 x 8 cardstock photo of an infant peering up at a television showing President Kennedy delivering a speech, his gaze angled as if he's watching the child, signed and inscribed in black ink, "For Marian—with best wishes, John Kennedy, May 1963"; and a TLS as president signed "John Kennedy," one page, 6.75 x 9, White House letterhead, May 13, 1963. Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Holliday, in full: "Warmest thanks for your thoughtfulness in sending the photograph evidencing the success of your political guidance! It is to be hoped, of course, that a Democratic President will command equally rapt attention in Marian's later years." Letter is affixed to a slightly larger toned onionskin sheet. Reverse of the photo bears collector's ink notations indicating that the recipient is the pictured infant, Marian Holliday, at ten months of age. The letter is in very good condition, with slight tearing and paper loss to top edge, a uniform block of toning from previous display, and toned adhesive remnants to left and lower portions. The photo has a trivial crease and staple holes to lower left corner, and toned adhesive remnants to edges, otherwise fine condition. A one-of-a-kind pairing, charming in both appearance and tone.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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