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    Earliest Known President John F. Kennedy Signed Photograph, BVG Authentic.
    In 1939, the future thirty-fifth President of the United States toured Europe and the Middle East in preparation for his Harvard senior thesis, returning to London the day that Germany marched into Poland to start the Second World War. Four years later that war would nearly take Kennedy's life when a Japanese destroyer rammed his Patrol Torpedo boat near the Solomon Islands.

    The format of this photographic image, the age of Kennedy in the photograph, and the fact that it is signed at all, suggest strongly that this important rarity was created for use in his passport for that collegiate foreign excursion. We are unaware of any signed Kennedy image predating this one, which survives in stunningly pristine condition. Photo measures approximately 2.75x2" in size, the black fountain pen signature rating 9/10. Encapsulated by BVG, Authentic. Full LOA from SGC Authentic.

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    May, 2018
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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