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    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Past Objects of the Month

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An archive of items from the museum collections featured in the past as the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site's "Object of the Month".

Lace Baby Bonnet

August 05, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

A lace baby bonnet decorated with shamrocks.

 

Parian Figurine

June 30, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

A parian figurine of a young Scottish couple.

 

Underwood Deviled Ham Cans

June 02, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

A set of antique cans of deviled ham from the Underwood Company.

 

Ceramic Jewel Box

April 28, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

A porcelain jewel box with a fake Sevres manufacturer's mark.

 

Limoges Demitasse Cup

March 31, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

A demitasse cup with shamrock decoration that belonged to Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.

 

Toy Blocks

February 28, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

Toy blocks from West Germany in John F. Kennedy's nursery.

 

Madonna and Child Painting

January 09, 2014 Posted by: David R. Daly

A replica of Raphael's Madonna and Child painting.

 

Sterling Silver Hand Mirror

December 03, 2013 Posted by: David R. Daly

A sterling silver hand mirror that belonged to Rosemary Kennedy.

 

Billy Whiskers Book

November 04, 2013 Posted by: David R. Daly

An early twentieth century children's book.

 

French Urn

September 03, 2013 Posted by: David R. Daly

A painted metal urn from France.

 

Toy Cannon

July 31, 2013 Posted by: David R. Daly

A toy cannon built by the Ives & William Toy Company.

 

Electric Toaster

July 02, 2013 Posted by: David R. Daly

A 1920s electric toaster.

 

Silver Clock

June 03, 2013 Posted by: David Daly

A silver clock manufactured by the Concord Watch Co. of Switzerland.

 

Steiff Teddy Bear

May 01, 2013 Posted by: David Daly

A Steiff teddy bear from the 1960s.

 

Did You Know?

Coffee with the Kennedys

For Jack Kennedy, politics ran in the family! Grandson of state Senator P.J. Kennedy & Boston Mayor John Fitzgerald, son of U.S. Ambassador Joe Kennedy, & brother of Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, Jack had plenty of company in the family’s lively dinner debates.