by the paper and a metal spectacle case, preventing a fatal wound, but it lodged in his chest nevertheless. Instead of rushing to the hospital, Roosevelt proceeded to the auditorium to give his address and while holding up the typed manuscript with the bullet hole, ad-libbed, “It takes more than that to kill a bull moose!” (estimate: $6,000 – $9,000).
The sale also includes a map of the Pacific Ocean and Japan carried by the crew of the Enola Gay on their bomb mission to Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. The map shows the plane’s flight path drawn from Tinian Island to Hiroshima and back (estimate: $45,000 - $75,000). Other highlights include drafts and reading copies of important speeches by John F. Kennedy and Dwight Eisenhower, such as Ike’s address to the nation during the Suez crisis of October 1956, and Kennedy’s speech about Nikita Khrushchev’s visit in 1959 when he said, “It is better that we meet at the summit than at the brink.” Beginning with King James II’s appointment of Governor Edmund Andros and ending with President George H. W. Bush’s signed announcement of the start of Operation Desert Storm in Iraq in 1991, Part Three of the Forbes Collection will be every bit as comprehensive and exciting as its predecessors.
Auction: The Forbes Collection of American Historical November 15
Documents ~ Part Three at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Viewing: Christie’s Galleries at Rockefeller Center November 11 - 14