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Envelope for an invitation to President Kennedy's funeral

Object Number: 2002.075.0018.0001
Category: Documents
Original owner: Sanford L. Fox
Type of Object: Envelope
Dimensions: 6 3/8 × 4 1/8 in. (16.2 × 10.5 cm)
Medium: Paper
Envelope of cream-colored stationery; all paper edges outlined with a thin, black border.

This envelope was created under the direction of Sanford Fox, Chief of the White House Social Entertainments Office from 1961 to 1964. It was designed to enclose an invitation to President John F. Kennedy's funeral at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington D.C., on Monday, November 25, 1963.
Curator's Notes

Included in the Museum's temporary exhibit, "Mourning a President," about the funeral and mourning rites for President John F. Kennedy, this item will be on display on the Museum's seventh floor from November 17, 2017 to February 19, 2018. -- Lindsey Richardson, Curator of Collections

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