Lot #5
John F. Kennedy's Handwritten Notes

Notes on labor and the economy on a "Jewish War Veterans" envelope

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Estimate: $1000+


Notes on labor and the economy on a "Jewish War Veterans" envelope

John F. Kennedy's handwritten notes on the United Auto Workers, minimum wage, and the AFL-CIO, written in ink and pencil on two sheets of 3.75 x 5 "From the Desk of John F. Kennedy" memo paper, and one 9.25 x 4 "Jewish War Veterans" envelope. Kennedy writes: "Gene, Gene, Gene"; "Nov. 16th & 17th, Louisville, Ky, AFL-CIO, Sheraton Hotel, 312 Armory Place, Louisville, Ky"; and "Madison Avenue, Madison, UAW, Tribune 7:45, Fr 3-5294 Thompson, Tribune, Tribune, Steve, 1:45, Margaret [front] / 8:45, UAW, Minimum Wage [back]." These pages also feature some of Kennedy's typical doodles, consisting of boxes and arrows. Nicely matted and framed with Evelyn Lincoln's handwritten notes deciphering these pages (among others) to an overall size of 26.5 x 27.5, with window on the reverse for viewing those pages with writing on both sides. In fine condition. Provenance: Lot #167, Documents and Artifacts Relating to the Life and Career of John F. Kennedy, Guernsey’s, March 18-19, 1998.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #539 - Ended November 07, 2018