Life Magazine, Commemorative Issue, June 14, 1968, "Senator Robert F. Kennedy"

Summary

In early June 1968, Democratic Presidential candidate Robert "Bobby" Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after winning the California primary. Many Americans had pinned their hopes on the brother of assassinated President John Kennedy to restore faith in a country seemingly slipping into social and political turmoil. After the tragic event, newspapers and magazines produced memorial issues documenting the life of the slain leader.

In early June 1968, Democratic Presidential candidate Robert "Bobby" Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after winning the California primary. Many Americans had pinned their hopes on the brother of assassinated President John Kennedy to restore faith in a country seemingly slipping into social and political turmoil. After the tragic event, newspapers and magazines produced memorial issues documenting the life of the slain leader.

Artifact

Magazine (Periodical)

Date Made

25 June 1968

Creators

Time, inc. 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2018.8.9

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mike and Darlene Cook.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 13.5 in

Width: 10.375 in

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