This is a great piece of John F. Kennedy memorabilia and one that is expected to get quite a bit of attention. The briefcase was purchased by Jacqueline Bouvier as a wedding present for her husband-to-be, John F. Kennedy. The leather attache case was made by Crouch & Fitzgerald in 1952, and had his initials JFK monogrammed in gold.
The case was also used by John F. Kennedy, Jr. at Brown University.
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The attache is 17.5" x 12" x 5" in size, with brass key locks, snap-lock accordion files inside, the above-mentioned initials beneath the handle, and a U.S. Custom Service "Inspected Baggage" sticker on the left side. It has wear to all surfaces with separation at the hinges and loose stitching at the corners. Physically, it looks like a well-used 50+ year-old quality briefcase. Historically, it boggles the mind to speculate what Kennedy may have carried in it during his ten years of ownership.