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Item 57 - John F. Kennedy: Dave Powers Catalog 563 (Aug 2019)

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Special assistant and close friend to John F. Kennedy (1912-1998), who was responsible for recording the 'Powers film' that captured the last moments before the president's assassination. Two pages of handwritten notes from the estate of Kennedy's friend and special assistant David Powers, comprising one toned 11.75 x 9 sheet and one 11.75 x 9.5 manila folder, containing timelines of the tragic year of 1963. The first lists dates from January 1st through November 25th, with interesting content including: "Jan 1: President and 73,380 fans saw Alabama defeat Oklahoma in Orange Bowl 17-0…Jan 8: Unveiling of Mona Lisa at the National Gallery of Art…Jan 14: State of Union Message 'It's not as bad as it might be,' Berlin, Cuba, Vietnam, Laos, Nato…Feb 5: 50 mile hikes, Bobby Kennedy…March 17: St. Patrick's Day at Palm Beach…May 9: In and Out of White House 3 times…May 12: Address over nationwide TV and Radio concerning Birmingham, Alabama (bombings & race riots)…May 21: Greeted Gordon Cooper who had completed 22 orbits on May 16 & 17. Jackie introduced John Jr. to Cooper…May 29: 46th birthday of J.F.K….June 23-July 2: Trip to Germany, Ireland, England, Rome, Naples…July 4th: Weekend at Cape Cod. President never felt better…October 7: Nuclear Test Ban Treaty…October 19: Last Visit to Boston…October 20: Last Visit with Father at Hyannisport…November 22: Fort Worth, Dallas…November 23: White House Mass…November 24: White House to Capital…November 25: White House to St. Mathews to Arlington Cemetery." The notes on the manila folder list several of the same events, with the dates constrained to January 29-July 2. Mounted, matted, and framed with an image of Powers and a certificate of authenticity from the sale of his estate to an overall size of 23 x 25. In fine condition.

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