John F Kennedy’s signature brings back a sense of Camelot in the 1960’s – a time when young people identified with the young president, his wife and children. John F. Kennedy’s presidency was a time when the White House and First Family seemed accessible yet almost like royalty. John F. Kennedy’s autograph was written with the speed he lived at – Kennedy’s signature was dashing like the man himself.
Virtually every able bodied man served in the military in World War II and many, like Kennedy, sought out combat and command experience. Despite a safe assignment in Florida Kennedy managed to get transferred to the South Pacific and a PT boat. After his PT-109 was cut in half by a Japanese destroyer, Kennedy heroically saved his men and with a message carved on a coconut arranged their rescue.
The young Kennedy running for president in 1960 contrasted with the grandfatherly Dwight Eisenhower who was personally immensely popular – after all, he “won” World War II. Kennedy’s sense of youth was reflected in his early presidency’s new ideas – the Peace Corps, a proposed Civil Rights Act and the space program. It was a new era with the reality of the Cuban missile crisis and then the reality of political assassination.
Our Large Collection of John F. Kennedy Autographs, Signed Letters
John F Kennedy’s signed letters are usually found when written as Senator with letters signed as President much scarcer. Kennedy’s autographs obtained while campaigning are the most available.
John F Kennedy Signed Photos
John F. Kennedy signed photos are highly sought after and not common. Nearly all are formal poses and represent how Kennedy saw himself – they are the image Kennedy chose to give an admirer.
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