[Letter, First Day Cover and Piece of Catafalque]

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Creation: 1954

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) was a congressman from Massachusetts and the thirty-fifth President of the United States. He was assassinated during a November 22, 1963, visit to Dallas, Texas. The 1954 letter from then Senator Kennedy, the 1967 First Day Cover (FDC) and a piece of the catafalque from his coffin are grouped together as relics of Kennedy and his tragic death. A catafalque is the raised platform and fabric covering that is used to hold the coffin during a memorial service. The FDC has Cardinal Richard Cushing’s signature and some sand from President Kennedy’s grave.

Title

[Letter, First Day Cover and Piece of Catafalque]

Date

Creation: 1954

Description

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) was a congressman from Massachusetts and the thirty-fifth President of the United States. He was assassinated during a November 22, 1963, visit to Dallas, Texas. The 1954 letter from then Senator Kennedy, the 1967 First Day Cover (FDC) and a piece of the catafalque from his coffin are grouped together as relics of Kennedy and his tragic death. A catafalque is the raised platform and fabric covering that is used to hold the coffin during a memorial service. The FDC has Cardinal Richard Cushing’s signature and some sand from President Kennedy’s grave.

Rights

Copyright; use considered fair according to the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

Format

Memorabilia

Source

MSS0412, James G. Stahlman Historical Autograph Collection

Files

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Citation

“[Letter, First Day Cover and Piece of Catafalque],” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/959.