35th President. Remarkable black and white photo showing John F. Kennedy seated with Senator George Smathers of Florida. The image measures 14×11 and is affixed to heavier stock to an overall size of 16×20. Beneath the image, President Kennedy has signed and inscribed: To Charles Trainor – with best wishes John Kennedy. The back is stamped “Miami News Photo by Charles Trainor”.
In excellent condition, wear to edges of mat, with little impact.
Research shows Trainor’s son, Charles Trainor Jr., wrote an article for the Miami Herald on May 26, 2017 in which he discussed another image of JFK taken by his father, adding:
“On March 10, 1962, my father was assigned to cover Kennedy at a fundraising event at the Fontainebleau hotel on Miami Beach. Kennedy was sitting at a long dinner table, in formal wear, next to his close friend Florida Sen. George Smathers.”
The exact image we are offering is shown in the article so we are certain this photo dates to March 10, 1962 which makes the autograph AS PRESIDENT.