35th President. White House vignette signed and inscribed “To Mary Durkin – with warm regards John Kennedy Christmas 1962” AS PRESIDENT. It is signed on the mat beneath the image with the engraving measuring approximately 4×6 and overall overall (visible), matted to 9.5×11.
Mary Durkin was part of the West Wing staff, serving within Ted Sorenson’s office.
The engraving is still housed in its original box and appears today almost exactly as it did when JFK presented it. A great White House relic, made even more special by the “Christmas” annotation. It would be the last Christmas JFK would celebrate.