Inaugural Packet, including 3 engraved invitations to the inauguration, broadside with Inaugural Calendar, invitation for the Distinguished Ladies attending the Inauguration for a reception at the National Gallery of Art 18 January 1961, engraved invitation to a reception 19 January 1961 in honor of the Governors of the States and Special Distinguished Guests, engraved invitation to the Inaugural Concert 19 January 1961, program for the concert, 3 admission tickets to the Inauguration, seating diagram on the President’s Platform, Inauguration Ceremonies Program, engraved invitation to the Inaugural Ball 20 January 1961, all housed in the original envelope; envelope torn along right margin and repaired with tape. Together with: a booklet containing “Dedication” and “The Gift Outright” by Robert Frost and the the Inaugural Address. New York: Printed for the Friends of Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1961. One of 800 copies. Housed in its original envelope; marginal browning to envelope. And with: Invitations and admission tickets to 2 White House receptions (one in an envelope) and 2 dinners dated 8 February 1961, 6 September 1963, 20 October 1963, and 25 November 1963, total of 8 items. And with: Engraved card “White Tie,” an engraved place card for the President and Mrs. Kennedy, and one envelope addressed in a calligraphic hand to Robert McNamara. And with: Engraved thank you note on mourning stationery with original envelope bearing Mrs. Kennedy's franking stamp, postmarked 17 December 1963.
Johnson Administration (1965)
Engraved Inaugural invitation and broadside of Inaugural Activities in the original envelope; reservation form for the Official Inaugural Book with original envelope; Official Inaugural Program; a brochure for a Service of Prayer at the National City Christian Church (20 January 1965), the menu for the Inauguration Luncheon signed by Adlai Stevenson, Dean Rusk, Douglas Dillon, and others; a place card for Mrs. McNamara gilt-embossed with the presidential seal.
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