John F. Kennedy, our 35th President of the United States, tragically had a shorter than natural tenure as leader of the free world, but his influence was strong and wide, and he was much loved, as this splendid collection (31) proves, with images capturing JFK with the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover, and Harry Truman, as well as international dignitaries including the Shah of Iran, the Prime Ministers of Australia, India, Sweden, Great Britain, and the presidents of Ghana and Indonesia. Photos measure an average of 8x10, are front captioned, and include on verso affixed original newspaper clippings and paper captions, photograph and Examiner date stamps, and production notes. NRMT.
This lot is from the legendary San Francisco Examiner Archive (SFXArchive).
This is one largest collections ever of historic vintage photos spanning the entire 20th century. The San Francisco Examiner was the first paper acquired by William Randolph Hearst and itself was the subject of the film classic Citizen Kane. The majority of the photographs are fully identified, and back-stamped with dates. Included throughout this auction is a diverse mix of subjects including sports, historical, political, transportation, Hollywood, and all facets of entertainment.