Lot #7095
John F. Kennedy 1961 Presidential Inaugural Parade Sign

Rare sign from the 1961 inaugural parade
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Estimate: $1500+

Description

Rare sign from the 1961 inaugural parade

Large original wood and masonite sign from JFK's inaugural parade on January 20, 1961, measuring 22.5" x 26.5", featuring a large color image of the presidential seal. In very good to fine condition, with scratches, scuffs, and expected wear. Following Kennedy's swearing-in as president and iconic inaugural address-which featured the famous line, 'Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country'-a vast parade to the White House took place along Pennsylvania Avenue. The three-hour-long procession was watched by tens of thousands of spectators in person and millions on television. These rare signs were specially made for JFK's inaugural parade, and represent a truly historic day in American history.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: U.S. Presidents
  • Dates: #630 - Ended February 17, 2022