JFK final sketch up at auction: Final sketch by the President-the day before he heads to Dallas

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JFK final sketch up at auction: Final sketch by the President-the day before he heads to Dallas
From 1952 until his death, Evelyn Lincoln accumulated and catalogued countless pages, including this: the final doodle of his life.



AMHERST, NH.- Original vintage pencil sketch of a sailboat, drawn by President John F. Kennedy on Rice Hotel stationery will be featured in an upcoming auction from New Hampshire based, RR Auction.

Kennedy was known to cover entire sheets of paper with stacked boxes, repeated words, and small drawings—most frequently of sailboats.

From 1952 until his death, Evelyn Lincoln accumulated and catalogued countless pages, including this: the final doodle of his life. Looking at this sketch, which reminds us of Kennedy’s own beloved sloop, the Victura, it is easy to imagine the president at the historic Rice Hotel, where he dined and attended a meeting, with his pad in hand, dreaming of the peace and freedom of the open ocean.

In the summer of 1964, in the wake of the assassination, a collection of his doodles went on a memorial tour of twenty-three cities, after which they were returned to Evelyn Lincoln or prepared for the Kennedy Library, where a photocopy of this original piece remains.The sketch was also later published in Cabinet Magazine’s 2006 book Presidential Doodles.

Included with the sketch, is a typed note signed by Kennedy’s longtime personal secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, in full: “President John F. Kennedy arrived at the Rice Hotel in Houston, Texas at 5:00 p.m. on November 21, 1963, where he stayed for 3 1/2 hours. Kennedy left the Rice Hotel to go to the Coliseum to attend Congressman Albert Thomas’s dinner. Later that evening he went to the Texas Hotel in Fort Worth where he stayed over night.”

“Considered one of his most charming sailboat doodles and the most historically significant, due to its November 21st date, says Bobby Livingston, “this is certainly one of the most desirable pieces of Kennedy memorabilia available.”

Among the 228 Museum quality pieces up at auction:

• John F. Kennedy’s engraved 1941 Bulova timepiece.

• A Stunning original print of Kennedy’s iconic Bachrach photo inscribed to the photographer—a one-of-a-kind example of the most iconic presidential photo in American history.

• The Earliest Known Signed Photograph of the future president, “Remember me?” writes “Jack K.”

• An Official Secret Service pin, used by an aide on the tragic trip to Texas—used between November 21–22, 1963.

The online auction runs through November 13, 2013, at 7PM.










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