President John F. Kennedy Posthumous Autograph
the only known “posthumous” John F Kennedy-signed Christmas card to have been dispatched from the White House in 1963.
Jackie signed the card, which features a White House scene, prior to his assassination
on November 22, 1963. It was received by the family’s nanny, Miss Shaw.
inscription, in Jackie Kennedy's hand, reads: "For Miss Shaw - with our
deepest appreciation and affection". The piece features Jackie's autograph
"Jacqueline Kennedy" dated "Christmas 1963".
Kennedy has signed his name beneath Jackie's in blue ink.
President and his wife are known to have also co-signed 15 Christmas cards
featuring a nativity scene and 15 New Year cards, prior to JFK’s death. (See
Mary Evans Seeley, 'Seasons Greetings from the White House', pp. 96-7).
Those 30 cards
were never sent out, making this sent example unique and
is a 4½" x 6" colour print reproduction print from a lithograph of “Mill's
Colossal Equestrian Statue of General Jackson” in front of the White House.
is window-mounted with the presentation inscription on the mount beneath the
It is in excellent
condition. A totally unique piece of JFK memorabilia.
John F Kennedy
was assassinated in 1963 at the age of 46.
was one of the most popular Presidents in the history of the United States. He
led the country through the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the
African-American Civil Rights Movement and the early stages of the Vietnam War.
Jackie Kennedy nee Bouvier married John in 1953. As well as her marriage to the
President, her style, grace and contributions to the arts and preservation of
historical architecture have cemented her iconic status.
This item qualifies for our layaway plan