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.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA; accession number MO 63.4858
Copyright: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum