Lot 246: Over 42 items incl Jackie Kennedy ANS, inscr photo
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Kennedy, Jacqueline] Over 42 items (2 handwritten and signed). Provenance: Rex Scouten Collection of White House Americana. Scouten served 10 Presidents from Truman to Clinton, including time as a Secret Service agent, Chief Usher of the White House, and White House Curator. ++ ANS. For Rex Scouten/ Please dont forget the President - You helped to make him so happy here - with appreciation/ Jacqueline Kennedy. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. With orig envelope. ++ Color photograph inscribed For Rex Scouten- who did so much to make the Presidents White House years such happy ones - With my good wishes always/ Jacqueline Kennedy. Image 10 3/8 x 7 1/4 in within frame. Image 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. Under glass. Not examined out of frame. ++ 2 unsigned color photographs taken on the same occasion as the signed photo. The 2 unsigned photos have the same image as each other, which is different than on the signed photo. Dec 6 1963 stamped on versos. ++ 2 color press photos. One is framed under glass, and not examined out of frame. The photos are from what was to be the last White House event of John F. Kennedys Presidency, taken the night before the Kennedys left for Texas, as described in a notation by a Scouten family member on the verso of 1 photo and the back of the frame for the other. The framed photo has some staining. ++ B/w halftone press photo, probably of the same event. ++ Color press photo of a flag-draped casket following the assassination. ++ 2 other color press photos. ++ Color photo of Scouten standing in front of the White House portraits of John and Jacqueline Kennedy. 3 ½ x 5 in. ++ Over 25 matching cards with a brief printed eulogy on 1 side and a black-bordered portrait of John F. Kennedy on the other side. 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. ++ 6 printed The President and Mrs. Kennedy calling cards.