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    Battle Scene
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1830

    Vibrant Kangra painting of a battle scene mounted on a silk-covered wood frame.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Portrait of a Kashmiri Girl
    Gifts from Heads of State20th century

    This is a portrait of a young girl from Kashmir. The girl in this painting symbolizes the land of her birth; the delicately tinted hands, the cleanly chiseled face, soft garments are all suffused with poetic lyricism suggestive of the lotus, the lilac and the rose.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Platter
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1960

    Circular platter with concentric repoussé bands of elephants, horses, lions, bulls, scrolls, and the Sacred Goose (hamsa), around two bands of lotus petals.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Model of Shalimar Gardens
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1962

    Silver and silver-gilt model of the second terrace of Shalimar Gardens. The terrace was designed as "charbagh", a “four-fold” square garden divided symmetrically into quarters by parterres, a form often used by the Mughals. There are pavilions and audience halls on the edges of a large central pool filled with fountains. The large pavilion has thre...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Staff memoranda: Rostow, Walt W.: Foreign aid, 1961: 9 May-13 July
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files3 November 1960-17 May 1961

    This folder contains a report of a meeting of the Colombo Plan, an organization to stimulate economic development in Southeast Asia and other regional Pacific countries; and a statement on the United States foreign aid program titled, “A Program for the Decade of Development,” discussing long-term support to underdeveloped countries.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Staff memoranda: Rostow, Walt W.: Guerilla and unconventional warfare, March 1961: 30-31
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. National Security Files1961: 30 March-23 June

    This folder contains a report titled, “Situations Involving a Potential for Resort to Sustained Internal Violence,” discussing guerilla activity, and Communist Bloc influence and funding for select countries in the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Photograph of President of Pakistan Mohammad Ayub Khan
    Gifts from Heads of StateJuly 1961

    Black and white portrait photograph of President of Pakistan Mohammad Ayub Khan dressed in military uniform. The photograph is inscribed to President Kennedy. The photograph is in a silver frame with a gold star and crescent in a wreath at its top.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Asia: General, July 1961-March 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.26 July 1961-31 March 1962

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning Asia. Materials concern an economic report of Vietnam, memoranda to the President from Special Assistant for National Security Affairs McGeorge Bundy of summaries of meetings regarding Southeast Asia, and Southeast Asian planni...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Photograph of Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
    Gifts from Heads of StateNovember 9, 1961

    Black and white portrait photograph of Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru with hand to chin. The photograph is inscribed to President John F. Kennedy.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Chest
    Gifts from Heads of State1962

    Hinged silver box with chased decoration around top, on four corners, and on base. On the front panel is a bas relief of the Shalimar Gardens. Engraved on top of lid is the inscription: "Mrs. John F. Kennedy by the Citizens of Lahore 21st March 1962." The chest is lined with blue velvet and contained a silk scroll.

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