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Bookends with Models of the USS Constitution Cannons

Bookends with Models of the USS Constitution Cannons

Maker: Oscar Lee Richardson

Medium: Wood, brass, metal

Dimensions: 5 x 7 x 5 1/2 inches

Two L shaped wood bookends with handmade, working replica models of USS Constitution ship's cannons, 24-pounder long guns mounted on sliding carriages.  These bookends were given to President John F. Kennedy by Lt. Commander Rutledge E. Barry.  The President displayed the bookends in the Oval Office.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum