To Orwell Today,
I have a limited edition "rare photo of John F. Kennedy, taken from the personal collection of the Kennedy family photographer, Jacques Lowe" from a collection purchased years ago by a friend. Would this photo be considered very valuable since 9/11? We have been trying to find the value of it. Can you be of any assistance?
I'll share your email with "Orwell Today" readers and perhaps one of them will write in with the answer to your question. I myself have no idea of its monetary value, although its sentimental value is priceless.
I own Jacques Lowe's book, JFK REMEMBERED, AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT BY HIS PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHER, pictured above. It was published in 1993 and contains some of the best photographs of JFK in existence.
Also (as you are perhaps aware), I've written an essay explaining the tragedy of Jacques Lowe's negatives being destroyed during 9/11. See ANOTHER ATTACK ON JFK'S IMAGE.
The loss of Lowe's photos is an historical loss to the world, a step toward dropping JFK down the "memory hole" and contributing to the falsification of our past, as Orwell described in "1984".
Actually, it's a Jacques Lowe photograph of JFK that I used as the model for the logo on my JFK T-Shirt, pictured above and below. It's from page 27 of Lowe's book.
All the best,
JFK TRUTHS & UNTRUTHS and GOOD BOOKS ON JFK & FAMILY
To Orwell Today,
Thank you very much for your response. I find your site very interesting and informative. I plan on taking the time to read your thoughts, ideas and theories. I find them very fascinating and reflect some of the very ideas and speculations that many of us have probably had ourselves. I'm glad I happened to find this site.
Although we were interested in the value of the photo, we have no intention of selling it. It is too "valuable" to us. Especially now, knowing that Lowe's negatives have been destroyed. I'm glad we found this information out before we made a decision that we might have regretted by losing this priceless piece of history. Value isn't necessarily monetary, but something we appreciate and cherish from within.
Kathryn L. DeLane
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