Lot #48
John F. Kennedy Signed Photograph

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Estimate: $3000+


Superb matte-finish 14 x 11 photo of John F. Kennedy seated with Senator George Smathers of Florida, affixed to its original 15.5 x 13.5 mount, signed and inscribed on the mount in fountain pen to the photographer, a Miami Herald photojournalist, "To Charles Trainor, with best wishes, John Kennedy.” Nicely matted and framed to an overall size of 24.5 x 22.5. In fine condition, with light silvering to the perimeter of the image. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Beckett Authentication Services.

In a 2017 piece for the Miami Herald, Trainor's son discussed another image of JFK taken by his father, adding: “On March 10, 1962, my father was assigned to cover Kennedy at a fundraising event at the Fontainebleau hotel on Miami Beach. Kennedy was sitting at a long dinner table, in formal wear, next to his close friend Florida Sen. George Smathers.”

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021

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