1963 Rosan : President John F. Kennedy Photo Cards

President John F. Kennedy Photo Cards were released in 1963 by the Rosan Printing Corp. of Brooklyn, New York. The 64-card black-and-white series showcases the life of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. Wax packs retailed for five cents each.

A Pictorial Biography of John F. Kennedy and his family trading card series was issued in 1964 by Ed-U-Cards. The 42-card unnumbered collection includes identical images with different text descriptions. 

1963 Rosan : John F. Kennedy #35 - Decorating Spaceman

The first American in space, Mercury-Redstone 3 astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., is featured on card #35, "Decorating Spaceman." The photograph was taken in the White House Rose Garden on May 8, 1961. President Kennedy is pictured presenting Commander Shepard with the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.

1963 Rosan : John F. Kennedy #42 - A Porthole Look

Mercury-Atlas 6 astronaut John Herschel Glenn Jr. is featured on card #42, "A Porthole Look." President Kennedy and Glenn are seen inspecting the Mercury No. 13 spacecraft, Friendship 7. The photograph was taken on February 23, 1962, outside of the Manned Spacecraft Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Glenn is wearing the NASA Distinguished Service Medal awarded to him by Kennedy earlier that day.

On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. Friendship 7 was launched from Cape Canaveral atop of an Atlas LV-3B l rocket. Glenn completed three orbits before safely splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean near Grand Turk Island. The entire flight lasted 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds. Both Glenn and the Mercury spacecraft were promptly recovered by the USS Noa (DD-841).

Friendship 7 is held by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The spacecraft in displayed in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport in Virginia.

1963 Rosan : John F. Kennedy #42 - A Porthole Look

1 Hard at Play
2 Future First Lady
3 Thirty Day Leave Smile
4 PT 109
5 War Hero
6 Venture into Politics
7 Up With The Sail
8 September Song of Love
9 Tennis Anyone?
10 Mr. & Mrs. John F. Kennedy
11 Cutting the Cake
12 Study Time
13 Work at Capitol
14 The Kennedy Smile
15 Mother And Daughter
16 Family At Home
17 Campaign Wife
18 Giddy Yap
19 Ragga Muffin
20 Autograph Please
21 Riding High
22 Acceptance Speech
23 New Addition
24 Can I Hold Him?
25 The Greatest Day
26 The New President And First Lady
27 Inaugural Parade
28 Presidential Oath
29 Inaugural Cake
30 Stepping Out With My Baby
31 Ouch!
32 Social Engagements
33 No Greater Love
34 In Mother's Shoes
35 Decorating Spaceman
36 Who's Going To Win The Race In 1964?
37 Birthday Party
38 Commander in Chief
39 Kennedy On Crutches
40 Report To The Nation
41 The Eyes Have It
42 A Porthole Look
43 Pony Macaroni
44 India
45 Pakistan
46 The First Family
47 Fire One!
48 Boys Best Friend
49 Peek-A-Boo
50 Big Chiefs
51 Favored Chair
52 Training Ship
53 Festival Time
54 Jackie in New York
55 Touring
56 Christmas Time
57 Missile Inspections
58 The Pacesetter
59 Lady of Fashions
60 Play Ball
61 Starting Early
62 Vacation Time
63 Gifts for the President
64 Point of View