Jacqueline Kennedy

From the 2005 Sotheby's Sale of Property from Kennedy Family Homes: Jackie Kennedy's owned and used in the 1970s Nikon Nikkor 50mm Camera Lens

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 Camera Lens by Nikon, with cap. Manufactured in the 1970s. Owned and used by Jacqueline Kennedy.

After Jacqueline Bouvier was graduated from George Washington University, she started her first job in the fall of 1951 as the "Inquiring Camera Girl" for the Washington Times-Herald newspaper. Roving around the city, she took pictures of people she encountered, asked them questions on the issues of the day, and wove their answers into her newspaper column. She also covered the 1951 inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. It was during this time she met Massachusetts Congressman, soon to be U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy. The United Press headlined their June 25, 1953, story: "Senator Kennedy / Says He'll Wed / Ex-Camera Girl." Included with this lot are the original receipt from Sotheby's as well as several photographs of Jackie using cameras and photographs she took. 

Provenance :

Jacqueline Kennedy

Sotheby's Auction of the Kennedy Family Homes 2005

The Frank Harvey Kennedy Collection

Item: 59612

Price: $1,750.00
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