KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD, JR. 1960-1999.
Photograph Signed ("John Kennedy") and Inscribed, 9 x 6 3/4 inch silver print, of a young John Jr. holding a photograph of Marine One flying over the White House, with additional scribbles matted below, some toning to original signature sheet and mat.
A charming portrait of the young Kennedy showing his first-tooth-out smile. John Jr. was playing on the floor of Evelyn Lincoln's office with a toy helicopter and a picture of Marine One when Stoughton asked to see his new smile. At the time, Cecil Stoughton asked the young man to sign his name on a piece of paper; hence the chickenscratch scrawl. Then Captain Stoughton helped the boy write "John" in cursive.
Some time in the 1990s, Stoughton and John Jr. found themselves at the same table at a NASA event in Florida. The older man asked the younger man to re-inscribe, which he graciously did: "To Mr. Stoughton / Now I can sign my name / Best / John Kennedy." Stoughton, The Memories, p 144.
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