August 2021 Autographs & Memorabilia Auction - Closes Tuesday, August 31st
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The 35th President of the United States' senior year high school yearbook for The Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut is a magnificently engineered publication with two individual photos and one group photo of the future "leader of the free world."

The black hardcover volume displays "The Brief 1935" and the school coat of arms on front cover and "The Brief Vol. XXXVI 1935" on the binding, all embossed in gold. Inside reveals forty-eight beautifully laid-out glossy pages, packed with tons of crisp photographs and succinct text. The covers and binding show some handling wear and thick, silver tape has been used to secure the front endpaper and flyleaf to the binding which is loose.

On page sixty-six, we are introduced to "John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 'Jack' 'Ken'. 294 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, N.Y. Age: 17, Height: 5 ft. 11 in., Weight: 155" and are presented with his four-year resume of extracurricular activities which include football, basketball, baseball, golf, and business manager of "The Brief" yearbook. On pages 116-117, there is a gorgeous full page image of "The Brief Board with a handsome, young, well-dressed JFK seated in the front row and a head shot of him on the facing page where he is mentioned twice in his position as the business manager of "The Brief Board, 1934-35. His name and address also appear on page 283 as part of the "School List."

This lot also includes four original news photographs (approximately 7x9" each, NRMT): 1942 as a congressman with Audie Murphy, who was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of WWII, as well as a notable actor (Chicago Photographers stamp, full LOA from PSA/DNA Type I - very rare pre-1952 image of JFK); 1952 as a senator-elect with Robert Kennedy (AP photo was published in the Boston Herald and Boston Traveler); at 1956 convention in Chicago (published in the Boston Traveler in 1961); and 1960 with Jackie (full LOA from PSA/DNA Type I).

1935 John F. Kennedy Senior Year High School Yearbook & 1950's-60's Original News Photographs (4)(PSA/DNA)1935 John F. Kennedy Senior Year High School Yearbook & 1950's-60's Original News Photographs (4)(PSA/DNA)1935 John F. Kennedy Senior Year High School Yearbook & 1950's-60's Original News Photographs (4)(PSA/DNA)1935 John F. Kennedy Senior Year High School Yearbook & 1950's-60's Original News Photographs (4)(PSA/DNA)
1935 John F. Kennedy Senior Year High School Yearbook & 1950's-60's Original News Photographs (4)(PSA/DNA)1935 John F. Kennedy Senior Year High School Yearbook & 1950's-60's Original News Photographs (4)(PSA/DNA)1935 John F. Kennedy Senior Year High School Yearbook & 1950's-60's Original News Photographs (4)(PSA/DNA)1935 John F. Kennedy Senior Year High School Yearbook & 1950's-60's Original News Photographs (4)(PSA/DNA)
1935 John F. Kennedy Senior Year High School Yearbook & 1950's-60's Original News Photographs (4)(PSA/DNA)
1935 John F. Kennedy Senior Year High School Yearbook & 1950's-60's Original News Photographs (4)(PSA/DNA)
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Auction closed on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.
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