Lot 99: The Kennedys and Richard Nixon

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-12-18 16:58:56

Lot 99: Remarkable combination of ballpoint signatures and inscriptions to one of America's greatest photographers, "For Alfred Eisenstaedt, who like all artists makes it look easy—with esteem, John Kennedy, Hyannis 1960" and "I agree! Jacqueline Kennedy," on one side of off-white 6.25 x 8.75 album page, also signed and inscribed on the opposite side, "To Alfred Eisenstaedt, with admiration for his artistic genius in covering our 1960 campaign, from Richard Nixon, Oct 29, 1960." In fine condition, with uniform toning.Eisenstaedt photographed the Kennedy family in Hyannis multiple times after JFK's nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate, visiting them in August and September. The photographer already had an established relationship with Nixon, having covered him throughout his vice presidency including a 1955 goodwill tour of the Caribbean and Central America. Eisenstaedt undoubtedly took some of the best photographs of Kennedy and Nixon, as he had an uncanny ability to capture them in relaxed, human moments. An extraordinary rarity from the 1960 campaign trail signed by two future presidents. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467 Wednesday, 13th January 2016 Estimate: $5000-6000
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