Carved Peach Pit Portrait of John F. Kennedy

Carved Peach Pit

Maker: R. J. McErlean

Dimensions: 1 1/2 inches

The pit of a peach is carved with a portrait of John F. Kennedy wearing a veterans hat.  Above his head is inscribed "President John F. Kennedy of United States."  To the left is carved an eagle sitting on a shield, and below that is a figure of St. Christopher.  The veins of the peach pit have been delicately carved in a foliate pattern.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum