This is an original ticket for the 6th Session of the 1960 Democratic National Convention. The Convention was held at the L. A. Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, July 11- July 15, 1960.
In the late afternoon of July 15, Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts accepted the Democratic Nomination for President of the United States. Standing before an audience of 52,000 people—with an additional 35 million tuned in via television—Kennedy delivered his acceptance speech, which later became known as "The New Frontier." In his remarks, Senator Kennedy famously stated, "We stand today on the edge of a New Frontier--the frontier of the 1960's--a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils-- a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats ... [T]he New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises-- it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them."
This ticket is marked in red ink "Section H. Row X. Seat 5." on both ticket and stub. The ticket is illustrated with the dome of the U.S. Capitol, depicted from the East, a decorative flower and scroll border, and thirteen five-pointed stars.
The ticket was printed by Dillingham Ticket Co., LA, and has "Protected DT" encircled seals printed in light blue on the front side of the ticket and an intricate barcode on the back.
Ticket is in very good condition. Marked in red ink "Section H. Row X. Seat 5" on both ticket and stub. With fully attached stub. Ticket measures 2 3/4" H x 7 1/8" W. Ticket has four small pinprick holes on left side. Presented unframed.