Pres. John F Kennedy Funeral Fabric Material 1963 White House Historic Relic Jfk
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Pres. John F Kennedy Funeral Fabric Material 1963 White House Historic Relic Jfk:
President John F. Kennedy
Funeral Fabric Relic 1963
Here is a unique opportunity for you to own a small piece of Presidential and White House History!
November 22, 1963 was one of the most memorable and fateful days in the history of the United States. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX. His body was returned to Washington, D.C. and an unprecedented period of national mourning began. His casket was laid in the East Room of the White House then moved to the Capitol where hundreds of thousands of mourners paid tribute to him. He was buried at Arlington Cemetery.
At Jacqueline Kennedy’s request, the East Room was draped in black mourning fabric to replicate Abraham Lincoln’s funeral. Mrs. Kennedy asked the White House upholsterer, Larry Arata and his wife Norma, to do the honor. They spent the entire night of Nov. 22 completing the task.
This small piece of black cambric fabric was used in the draping of the East Room. The Aratas preserved the material afterwards as a reminder of this sad historic event. The original piece that this was cut from measured about 2.5 x 3.5 inches and came with a note from Norma Arata.
The small ½” x ¼” piece of black funeral draping is laid on a copy of a photo taken in the East Room on Nov. 23, 1963. It is enclosed in a crystal clear lucite display which can be opened if desired. The display measures about 5.5 x 3.5 inches and is ½ inch thick. The display and piece of fabric that you will receive may vary slightly from the one in the listing but is roughly the same size.
Along with the display is enclosed a 4x6 card explaining the history of the fabric and showing the original piece that this was cut from.
The card is in a clear plastic protector.
An Outstanding Piece of Presidential History!
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