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Item 53 - John and Robert Kennedy Original Oversized Photograph by Jacques Lowe Catalog 555 (May 2019)

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Iconic original matte-finish 12 x 18 silver gelatin photo of John and Robert Kennedy entitled 'Brothers,' taken by Jacques Lowe at the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, on July 14, 1960—the day after JFK received the Democratic presidential nomination. Mounted on a board which bears Lowe's Studio One stamp on the reverse, as well as adhesive residue and surface loss where the original mounting blocks were once attached. In very good condition, with edgewear, some surface scuffing, and light overall foxing to reverse.

Lowe began working as John F. Kennedy's campaign photographer in 1958, and documented his presidential administration until 1962. Taken on the day that Lyndon B. Johnson accepted Kennedy's offer of the vice presidential nomination, the image is said to depict them discussing the choice of LBJ, which Robert F. Kennedy was adamantly against. Lowe passed away in early 2001, and his archive of negatives was destroyed with the World Trade Center, making this an especially scarce and desirable image.

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