Lot #34
John F. Kennedy 1935 Choate Senior Year Portrait Inscribed to Lem Billings

Earliest known John F. Kennedy inscribed photograph signed "Ken"
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Estimate: $15000+


Earliest known John F. Kennedy inscribed photograph signed "Ken"

JFK's 1935 Choate senior year portrait photograph inscribed in fountain pen, signed "Ken" his nickname in his yearbook to one of his best friends Lem Billings who would have a room at the White House and remained a best friend to Kennedy his entire life. Also signed by the photographer. Earliest known signed photograph of JFK. Sepia matte-finish 5.75″ x 9.5″ image in frame.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #608 - Ended May 12, 2021

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