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Kennedy Memorial Issue

5c John F. Kennedy single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1246
Description:

This Kennedy Memorial Issue stamp honors John F. Kennedy, the thirty-sixth President of the United States. He was born in Massachusetts in 1917. He served during the Second World War as the commander of a PT boat in the Pacific Theater. In 1946, he was elected to the United State House of Representatives and later, the United States Senate in 1952. He won the nomination for president, and narrowly the election against Richard Nixon, in 1960. He was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald during a motorcade procession in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. The stamp features a portrait of Kennedy and an image of the Eternal Flame, located at his gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.

United States; Massachusetts; John F. Kennedy; House of Representatives; Senate; President; Second World War; Bay of Pigs; Profiles in Courage; Pulitzer Prize; author; politician; assassination; Lee Harvey Oswald; portrait

Date:
May 29, 1964
Medium:
paper; ink (blue gray); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5478
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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