Children's Book, "Six White Horses: An Illustrated Poem about John-John," 1964

Summary

Americans embraced commemorative books and magazines following the tragic death of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. This children's book -- written as an illustrated poem -- is a tribute to President Kennedy's young son watching his father's funeral. The author, a teenage girl from Ann Arbor, Michigan, wrote the poem after viewing the President's funeral on television.

Americans embraced commemorative books and magazines following the tragic death of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. This children's book -- written as an illustrated poem -- is a tribute to President Kennedy's young son watching his father's funeral. The author, a teenage girl from Ann Arbor, Michigan, wrote the poem after viewing the President's funeral on television.

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1964

Subject Date

25 November 1963

Creators

Geer, Candy 

Bennett, Leslie 

M & W Quill Publishing Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Ann Arbor 

Creator Notes

Written by Candy Geer, with illustrations by Leslie Bennett. Published by M & W Quill Publishing Co., Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2013.50.21

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Estate of Dr. and Mrs. Martin A. Glynn.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 6.625 in

Width: 9.25 in

Thickness: .375 in

Inscriptions

Text on front cover: Six White Horses / by Candy Geer

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