Friday, August 7, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mr. President...

While I don't have President Obama's birthday menu in our collection (yet), all the talk about his birthday got me thinking about the Presidential memorabilia in our collection. The menu above is from President John F. Kennedy's 46th birthday party, held at the Waldorf-Astoria on May 23rd, 1963. (His actual birthday is May 29th.) You can read his remarks online through the extraordinarily informative American Presidency Project.

It is not the same birthday dinner where Marilyn Monroe seductively sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President." That was the year before in May, 1962. She died just a few months later.

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