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President Kennedy's desk with coconut shell, 09 August 1962

KN-C23153 Coconut Shell on President Kennedy's desk in the Oval Office.

KN-C23153   09 August 1962  Coconut shell on President Kennedy's desk. Message carved on the coconut shell reads "NAURO ISL…COMMANDER…NATIVE KNOWS POS'IT…HE CAN PILOT…11 ALIVE…NEED SMALL BOAT…KENNEDY". White House, Oval Office. Photograph by Robert Knudsen, White House, in the John F.  Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston. 

08/09/1962

Photograph by Robert Knudsen, White House, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

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