Jackie Robinson 70th anniversary auction to benefit JRF ending April 29

Lot #360: John F. Kennedy Worn Boating Pants (Gallagher LOA)


     One of the few constants in the life of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was sailing. Whether it was summers spent as a child off the shores of Nantucket, or operating a Naval Patrol Boat near the Solomon Islands, President Kennedy was constantly near the sea. It became one of his safe spaces, a refuge from the pressures of leading America in the Cold War. In fact, one of the last recorded drawings done by President Kennedy was a picture of his beloved sailboat, the Victura.

     Presented here is a pair of khaki boating pants worn by President Kennedy. They are made by Abercrombie and Fitch, with a waist size of 33. These pants come with a LOA from Mary Barelli Gallagher, the secretary for Senator John F. Kennedy from 1953-1956 and the personal secretary for Jacqueline Kennedy from 1956-1964.

Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,875
Minimum Bid:$300
Number of Bids:16