"LET THE WORD GO FORTH FROM THIS TIME AND PLACE, TO FRIEND AND FOE ALIKE, THAT THE TORCH HAS BEEN PASSED TO A NEW GENERATION OF AMERICANS": Rare collection of original materials from events held upon the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy

  • John F. Kennedy Inauguration Invitations and Programs.
  • John F. Kennedy Inauguration Invitations and Programs.
  • John F. Kennedy Inauguration Invitations and Programs.
  • John F. Kennedy Inauguration Invitations and Programs.

John F. Kennedy Inauguration Invitations and Programs.

$1,500.00

Item Number: 96015

1961.

Rare collection of original materials from events held upon the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. The collection includes a menu from the Inauguration Luncheon held on January 20th 1961 at the United States Senate Restaurant, invitations to Inaugural Ball an Inaugural Gala held at the National Guard Armory, a response card to the Gala, and four presentation photos of Kennedy with facsimile inscrisption, “For Donald S. Carmichael – with warm regards – John F. Kennedy.” All items are in fine condition. An exceptional collection.

Held on January 20th, 1961, the Inauguration of John F. Kennedy marked the commencement of Kennedy's only term as President and of Lyndon B. Johnson's only term as Vice President. Kennedy's inaugural address encompassed the major themes of his campaign and would define his presidency during a time of economic prosperity, emerging social changes, and diplomatic challenges. Kennedy's inauguration was the first in which a poet, Robert Frost, participated in the program.

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