KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD.
Photograph Signed ("John F. Kennedy") and Inscribed, 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver print, of Senator Kennedy and Miss Barelli, at the swearing of the secretarial oath for Miss Barelli, photographer's stamp ("Frank Clyde Wilkinson") and inked note by Mary Barelli to verso. WITH: 9 x 11 3/4 inch gelatin silver print, of John F. Kennedy on Capitol Hill and his secretarial pool, all sitting in JFK's personal Pontiac convertible, photographer's stamp ("Oliver "Ollie" F. Atkins") to verso. WITH: 2 additional vintage gelatin silver prints, 7 negatives and 5 snapshots from Barelli's time as Kennedy's senatorial aide. AND WITH: A silver napkin ring engraved "White House Mess" and "Mary B Gallagher," used by Mary at meals served in the White House Staff Mess, together with Miss Barelli's Congressional Directory, 1953, given to her when she joined JFK's staff.
Provenance: Mary Barelli Gallagher.
The Atkins photograph of Senator Kennedy and his secretarial pool was apparently shot for (but not used) in the article "The Senate's Gay Young Bachelor" that appeared in The Saturday Evening Post on June 13, 1953. Jackie put off the announcement of their engagement until after this profile appeared. Mary Barelli can be seen in the secretrial pool photo at the wheel, with Evelyn Lincoln, President John F. Kennedy's Personal Secretary, seated next to her. Behind the Senator is his Administrative Assistant Timothy (Ted) J. Reardon.