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John F. Kennedy "Rocking Chair" Salt & Pepper Shaker Set, Circa 1962

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  • 1962-era Salt & Pepper Set, commemorating President John F. Kennedy
  • The rocking chair is for pepper, and President Kennedy is for salt
  • Portrays John F. Kennedy in his famous P & P rocking chair
  • Perfect addition to a Salt and Pepper shaker collection
  • Historic reproduction chair is 3 1/2-inches tall and JFK 4-inches tall

A Souvenir of "Camelot"

A rocking chair was first recommended by physician Janet Travell in 1955 to John F. Kennedy when he was a young senator from Massachusetts. He was suffering from lingering back problems from a war injury. She prescribed swimming and the use of a rocking chair as therapy to ease his pain. She believed the chair relieved tension in the lower back by keeping the muscles moving, contracting and relaxing. Kennedy bought his sturdy Appalachian oak rocker from P & P Chair Company.

As President, he so loved the rocker that his aides would bring it on Air Force One when he traveled around the country and the world. He bought additional rockers for Camp David and the Kennedy estates in Palm Beach, Florida and Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Kennedy also gave dozens of the chairs as gifts to friends and heads of state.

By 1962, the image of President Kennedy in his rocking chair had inspired a porcelain salt and pepper set. Offered is the historic Kennedy Rocker Salt & Pepper Set, a souvenir from "Camelot."