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JFK EYEGLASSES -JOHN KENNEDY PREFERRED NOT TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED WEARING

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Thu, Jul 07, 2011 @ 03:31 PM

Because of the meticulous care of the Prescription Eyeglasses of John F. Kennedy;  they have finally been located.  They are now in The Collection of well known Historian and Collector, Raleigh DeGeer Amyx......a good friend of several former members of the United States Secret Service - that served many of our Nation's  Presidents.

JOHN F. KENNEDY'S EYEGLASSESJOHN F. KENNEDY'S EYEGLASSES AS RECENTLY PRESENTED IN BLUE SUEDE - AND ARCHIVALLY FRAMED

Inspector Floyd Boring, a retired U.S. Secret Service Agent carefully documented and stored away the JFK's Eyeglasses for safekeeping.  Inspector Boring was the Secret Service's Inspector directly charged with heading up the White House Detail of John F. Kennedy. He did so during the entire Administration of President Kennedy. Not so many years after the Assassination of the President, both Mr. Amyx and Inspector Boring meticulously put together more detailed written Provenance on the Stationery of the US Secret Service.  The Provenance was signed by Inspector Floyd Boring.

HISTORIAN & COLLECTOR RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX AND INSPECTOR FLOYD BORING IN 1984HISTORIAN & COLLECTOR RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX AND SECRET SERVICE INSPECTOR FLOYD BORING IN 1984

Today, the Prescription Eyeglasses of JFK are handsomely and archivally framed; and often seen by numerous others during special tours conducted by Mr. Amyx. The reason that Floyd Boring (1915 – 2008) was often in possession of JFK's eyeglasses, was primarily because the President did not like his pockets encumbered with 3-D items.  Accordingly, Floyd Boring not only carried the eyeglasses of The President but Cash as well.  Why Cash?  Because JFK usually had none.  In fact, Inspector Boring would sit next to the President during Mass and slip him a  $100.00 bill to be placed in the collection plate.  Later that same day Boring would appear in the office of Evelyn Lincoln, the President's Secretary, and he would be reimbursed one-hundred dollars out of petty cash.  Evelyn Lincoln served as JFK's Secretary for twelve consecutive years and her office was located in the White House adjacent to the Oval Office.  Mrs. Lincoln  was also well acquainted with Raleigh DeGeer Amyx. She also contributed to Amyx's well known Collection, also known as The American Heritage Collection.

PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND HIS SECRETARY EVELYN LINCOLN IN THE WHITE HOUSE

PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY AND HIS SECRETARY EVELYN LINCOLN  AT WORK IN THE WHITE HOUSE

Later, Raleigh  DeGeer  Amyx had the historic good fortune of obtaining the prescription eyeglasses of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy as well as those of Sen. Ted Kennedy.  Since then, both of their Prescription Eyeglasses have been  framed with similar presentation impact. In fact, the framing of the Kennedy brothers Eyeglasses are as impressive as the hand-wrapped suede framing as seen on the President's Eyeglasses at top. All framing in the Raleigh Degeer Amyx Collection was accomplished by Rick Badwey of Showcase Portfolios located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

raleigh degeer amyx collectionHISTORIAN AND COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX 2010

 

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