December 2011 Catalog > Americana > Americana
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Lot 1160: JFK and Jackie O Signed Photograph
This is a fantastic oversize Karsh color photographic print of John Fitzgerald and Jackie Kennedy, inscribed by the President to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Joseph Kingsbury-Smith. "For Joe Smith - with esteem and warm regards - John F. Kennedy" is written at the bottom of the piece in what looks to be fountain pen and/or ball point ink - the ink seems to change in the middle of the word "esteem." The lower right-hand corner features a Karsh of Ottawa copyright and centered below the image reads "The President and Mrs. John Fitzgerald Kennedy." Parts of the inscription, starting with the end of the fifth word and proceeding through the end/signature, show evidence of the President’s original penstrokes having been traced over and darkened by another instrument. The picture is 13.5x17.5" and the total piece is 14.5x20.5".
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