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Kennedy charm bracelet

Object Number: 2004.054.0015
Category: Artifacts
Type of Object: Jewelry
Date: 1960
Dimensions: 1 × 7 1/4 in. (2.5 × 18.4 cm)
Medium: Metal
Gold-tone charm bracelet with charms spelling out the name "Kennedy." There is a charm for each letter in the name. The links on the bracelet are a smooth metal, while the charms have a lightly-textured surface. There is a ring on one end and corresponding clasp on the other.
Curator's Notes

Other Kennedy campaign jewelry included the PT-109 tie pin and bracelet (see 2012.067.0001 and 2008.031.002) and a chain bracelet with links of portraits of Kennedy's wife and children.  Items like these promoted Kennedy's heroism and young family.  [Citation: Campaigning for President: Memorabilia from the Nation's Finest Private Collection by Jordan M. Wright, Smithsonian Books, 2008.] - Mrs. Krishna B. Shenoy, Librarian/Archivist

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