Nov 20, 2014 - Sale 2367

Sale 2367 - Lot 148

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
KENNEDY, JOHN F. Photograph Signed and Inscribed, to C. Wesley Stanford, showing him speaking at a microphone beside Michigan Governor G. Mennen Williams. Inscribed in the image, in black ink against a dark background. Additionally signed and inscribed by Governor Williams, in green ink. 9 1/2x8 inches; mounted, minor scattered dings. [Ann Arbor, 14 October 1960]

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The image shows Kennedy standing in front of the Michigan Union giving what would be a short speech that is credited as being his first statement on forming the Peace Corps: "How many of you who are going to be doctors are willing to spend your days in Ghana? Technicians or engineers, how many of you are willing to work in the Foreign Service and spend your lives traveling around the world? On your willingness to do that, not merely to serve one year or two years in the service, but on your willingness to contribute part of your life to this country, I think will depend the answer whether a free society can compete. I think it can! And I think Americans are willing to contribute. But the effort must be far greater than we have ever made in the past."