This is a very rare original photograph by the famous photographer “Fabian Bachrach” who was specifically famous for his early photograph of a young Senator by the name of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and other famous politicians, celebrities and politicians. This is an original photograph from the 1960’s and isn’t a reproduction. What makes this photograph extremely special is that it is signed by both Ted Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy or “Jackie O”. I questioned JSA’s decision on the auto-pen of Jackie, because of the earliness of this photograph and the fact that the Ted and Jackie intersect each other, and you can surely see visible start and stop points on the Jackie signature, and it is a much finer writing instrument, than that used of Ted. In my opinion, since we all have them, there is no absolute reason why this would have been auto-penned. There are also no known examples of a duplicate signed photograph in any collection to compare this with, so there would be no reason for a need to mass produce this piece. I would greatly advise the purchaser of this fantastic item to have this re-authenticated by PSA to see what there opinion is on this piece. I have studied many auto-pen signatures, fake or forged signatures and consider myself a professionally educated expert in handwriting due to my nearly 20 years of federal-law enforcement experience, and this piece has me baffled, because in my expert option, I believe the Jacqueline is genuine, and they just didn’t have anything to compare it with, so they deemed it an auto-pen. Both signatures are on the lower-right hand bottom of the photograph and are signed in blue ink pen. The Ted appears to be that of a larger width style writing instrument, such as a sharpie and the signature of Jackie’s, a much finer writing instrument, such as a ball-point pen. The photograph was taken in approximately 1961 and is embossed with the “Fabian Bachrach” logo. The photograph is 5 by 7 inches in size. Photograph is in a hard-rigid acrylic holder to protect it from damage. Thanks and good luck, please feel free to ask questions about this wonderful piece. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Political\Presidential”. The seller is “historyofalaska” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
- President: John F. Kennedy
- Signed by: Ted Kennedy & Jacquelin Kennedy
- Autograph Authentication: James Spence (JSA)
- Original/Reproduction: Original