Forty-Five Years later I can remember vividly the looks on my Teacher's face as she announced, School was ending early.
That somber feel of that moment has not left my memory, to this very day.
This was not a partisan, type of event, this was both sides of the aisle, feeling the same anguish, Our President had been tragically killed.
Even at Twelve (12), day after day of news coverage and still that pervasive somber feel all around, persisted. I did understand, even at that young age, this was a momentous event.
Earlier in his Presidency, Mr. Kennedy had faced down the Russians regarding the Cuban Missile Saga, I remember his resolve and how close we all came to utter destruction, I was enamored by his courage and how relieved I was at that time to see my parents relax, a few days later.
All Was Fine Again!
That is, until November 22nd, 1963.
That is what this listing is all about.
We are placing Two (2) Editions of New York based newspapers dated 23 November, 1963 & 25 November, 1963, with coverage of that dreadful day and days following.
These Newspapers are in very nice condition and sold for Ten (10) Cents in that day, imagine that.
The New York 'Herald Tribune' is dated 23 November, 1963 and covers the events of the day before, including a photo of J.F.K. moments before the fatal shot and a photo of Lyndon B. Johnson being sworn in as President, as Jackie Kennedy observes, on the Front Page.
The other paper in this Listing is a copy of The New York 'Journal American', dated 25 November, 1963. It has in depth coverage of the Funeral and also vivid photos of Lee Harvey Oswald being shot to death by Jack Ruby.
What a Strange Week it was and within the pages of these Editions it is all covered, very professionally.
In addition t are Two (2) Extra inserts from the New York Newsday paper dated 29 November, 1963 and 30 November, 1963, which provide additional information and insights and encouragement to the Nation, regarding a move from "out of the darkness"!
This is a wonderful set of Collectible Newsprint and encapsulates both the feel & mindset of a Nation in grief. It also provides the strategy for moving forward, which was accomplished and remains in tact.
These are suitable for framing or just to gaze back on from time to time as a reminder of how we struggle & endure & keep on being One Nation.
Good Luck In Your Bidding.
GOD Bless America!