Fabric of JFK's rocking chair
With a consistent back pain from injuries sustained during World War II, President John F. Kennedy found relief in rocking chairs made specifically by P&P Chair Company of Asheboro, North Carolina. Many of the rocking chairs were available wherever JFK lived, worked, visited or rested. White House upholsterer, Larry Arata, kept the rocking chairs in working order and retrieved this small fragment of one of the original rocking chairs available to President Kennedy. The bookplate belonged to Evelyn Lincoln, Kennedy's longtime personal assistant and secretary. All framed in archival matting with an engraved plate about the history of the memorabilia.