Commemorative Book by the Editors of American Heritage, "Bobby," 1968

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

Book

Date Made

1968

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2018.8.8

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: 13.25 in

Width: 10.375 in

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