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  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collection

    Whale tooth engraved a frigate running before the wind under full sail on front. The back is engraved in black and red image a woman in a full length dress with a checkered apron holding a tiny parasol in her right hand and handkerchief in her left. It was used as a bookend in the Oval Office.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Gifts from Heads of State

    Pair of ivory L-shaped bookends with a figure of a rhinoceros carved on each base.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    Photograph, Bookends
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject FilesUndated

    Photograph of bookends. The photograph accompanies letters sent by Beatrice Deen Sterling of Texas. Verso of photographs reads, “Because I’m for Racial Justice: My favorite ‘couple’, BDS.”

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