JFK HOLDING BIBLE
In response to a letter from a reader saying he knows the whereabouts of JFK's missing prayer book I have posted the above photos.
To me it does look as though the small bible* that JFK is holding in his left hand COULD be the same small bible that LBJ is resting his left hand on. Readers, please click to enlarge the above two photos and then arrive at your own conclusions. ~ Jackie Jura
LBJ'S FAMOUS PHOTO-OP
Reader says JFK's missing bible is in the LBJ library in Austin, Texas
*According to Jim Bishop in his 1968 book THE DAY KENNEDY WAS SHOT it wasn't actually a bible, but a missal, which is a book containing prayers and other devotional matter for celebrating Roman Catholic Mass throughout the year.
LBJ SWORE ON JFK'S BIBLE
... The spoils, however, were priceless; he left the airport with a pair of unique souvenirs. The file card is the less valuable of the two. It is an archivist's curiosity of interest only to collectors and museums. The book, however, is something more. It was private property, and at this writing it remains untraced. President Kennedy's family is entitled to it and would give a lot to have it back. By now, however, the anonymous cozener may have disposed of it. Either way, the fact remains that the last item of Kennedy memorabilia to be left in Dallas, his most cherished personal possession, was his Bible...[taken from page 328, Death of a President, by William Manchester, 1967]
JFK TRUTHS & UNTRUTHS
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