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Photos of John F. Kennedy at Wallingford prep school up for auction

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BOSTON, Mass. —  A unique collection of five original candid photographs of John F. Kennedy are up for auction through RR Auction in Boston.

Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. had given the photographs to biographer Gene Schoor in 1961 while Schoor was preparing the book Young John Kennedy, according to the auction house. Three of the photos in Schoor’s book but two others do not.

The photos date to the early-to-mid 1930s during Kennedy’s high school years at Choate in Wallingford, Conn. — all bearing typed captions on the back.

The auction also includes a typed memo on official White House letterhead, reading: “From: The personal diary of Pres. John F. Kennedy scrapbook & photo material given Gene Schoor by [J.F.K. crossed out] Amb. Joe Kennedy at the White House, January 1961,” plus a first edition hardcover of Schoor’s book Young John Kennedy.

“An absolutely outstanding, one-of-a-kind collection of original material from Kennedy’s formative years,” said Bobby Livingston Executive VP at RR Auction.

Online bidding began on August 19 and runs through September 16. Find out more here.