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Amazing Album From Jackie Kennedy's Childhood at Hammersmith Farm Home, 20 Unique Photos

An amazing spiral bound vintage photo album with 20 unique photos, and handwritten descriptions alongside each photo most dating from 1953. Album size 6.75" x 7.75", with the photos being 3.5" x 3.5", and are slotted into corner clips. The pages are embellished with notations and dates, written in white on a black paper background. The photos are faded, with most having been taken in 1953. Provenance: From the collection of Ron Hoskins, assassinologist.

Several of the hand written original notations are shown below including their errors:

"Mr. Sullivan at work, Sufflee, Robin, Junia the Goat looking on 1953"

"Snow in Merrywood, Camembert one year old 4-22-1953"
(Camembert was a dog)

"Butiful(sic) Trees Pretty Gyraniums(sic) / H.S. Farm 1953

"Garage / 1953"

"Merrywood in Snow / 1953"

"Manuel at work / H.S. Farm 1953"

"Hammersmith Farm Servants Quarter 1953"

"Prescot Hall Rd / Mery on Porch"

"Mr. + Mrs. Is the name 1952"

"Sufflee at Toolhouse / Merrywood / Took during 17 year locust Plague 1953"

"Dogs Memory Plates / Cappy - Corky - Gaully / taken early morning 6 o'clock"
(Gaully was a French Poodle who belonged to Jackie and went with the First Lady to the White House. President John F. Kennedy's family would end up hosting a large number of pets, including dogs, a cat, hamsters and a pony.)

A lovely photo album

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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