[Kennedy, John F. (1917–1963)]

Collection of Materials Related to the Assassination of President Kennedy

Grouping of six publications dating from 1963 and 1964 covering the assassination of the 35th President of the United States, including five magazines, three of which are oversized, together with reprintings of New York Times coverage.  Two issues of Life Magazine, one dated to November 29, 1963 with President Kennedy's portrait on the cover and the traditionally red Life logo rendered in a mournful black, and the other to December 6, 1963 with Mrs. Kennedy, Caroline, and John Jr. waiting to join the funeral procession to the Capital.  Third oversized publication a "permanent keepsake" from the publisher and editors of Look Magazine prepared in cooperation with the Kennedys, titled "JFK Memorial Book," opening with a letter to the reader from Jacqueline Kennedy and including numerous intimate full-color photographs of her with her children on the beach.  "365 Days Later... In Memoriam," published by Matador Magazine in 1964,  including numerous color images.  "John F. Kennedy Memorial Album" published 1964 by Macfadden-Bartell Corp. includes several essays and articles alongside photographs.  Assassination of a President: A chronicle of the six days from November 23 to November 28, 1963 reprinted from the pages of The New York Times, published by The Viking Press, 1963, includes two facsimile newspapers, one reproducing coverage from November 23–24, the other from November 25–28.  Facsimiles come in a grey folder with the president's profile on the front.  Magazines show minor wear along edges, occasional small tear, large tear to upper left of back cover to "John F. Kennedy Memorial Album," else fine.  Folder worn along edges, split along seams, tear to front, else good, facsimile newspapers in fine condition.  Magazines 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm.), oversized publications 10.5 x 13.5 (26.7 x 34.3), newspapers 15 x 22.5 (38.1 x 57.1), envelope 9.5 x 13 (24.1 x 33). (18925)

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