[Kennedy Assassination] Photo Signed by Lyndon Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy and Others,
Newspaper photograph of Lyndon B. Johnson taking the presidential oath of office aboard Air Force One on November 22, 1963, with Jacqueline Kennedy by his side. This iconic photo was taken by official White House photographer Cecil Stoughton and appeared in the November 23, 1963 issue of The Dallas Morning News
. This paper belonged to Sam West, a personal friend of Lyndon B. Johnson. The photo was signed in person by five of the people in the photograph, as follows:
1. "To Sam West My best always Lyndon B. Johnson"; signed as ex-President 30 October 1970 in blue ball point pen at the dedication of the official opening of the Joe C. Thompson Conference Center in Austin, Texas.
2. "Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis"; signed 4 February, 1991 in black felt tip pen at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.
3. "Sarah Hughes"; signed in 1982 in black ball point pen at a function in Dallas shortly before her death later that year. Hughes, the United States District Judge who administered the oath to LBJ, was appointed to that position by President Kennedy in 1961.
4. "Jack Valenti"; signed in 1985 in Houston in black ball point pen. Valenti served as liaison with the news media during the trip to Dallas and was in the presidential motorcade. He was one of President Johnson's first staff appointments, made during the flight back to Washington on November 22. In 1966 he became president of the Motion Picture Association of America.
5. "Cecil Stoughton"; signed in 1988 in Florida in black ball point pen. Stoughton was the official White House photographer and took this historic photo of Lyndon Johnson taking the presidential oath of office on Air Force One.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 6,000