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Lot 1535

Kennedy, Jacqueline (1929-1994) Wife of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the U.S. A young debutante, Jacqueline finished her schooling at Vassar and began working as a photographer for a newspaper. It was then that she had the opportunity to meet John Kennedy, considered the most eligible bachelor of the time. The couple married in 1953. Upon her husband's Presidency, Jackie captivated the nation and the world with her elegance, intelligence, and impeccable style, championing the restoration of the White House. After Kennedy's assassination, she married Aristotle Onassis, a Greek shipping magnate and multi-millionaire. Following his death seven years later, Jackie worked as an editor for Doubleday. Already an American icon, upon her death, Jackie's estate was sold in an impressive four-day auction, realizing over $34 million.

Autograph Note Signed ("Jacqueline Kennedy"). As First Lady. One page, large duodecimo, n.p. (1962). On a White House Notecard. To Vincent Price. Notecard envelope (embossed "White House") included, also addressed to "Mr. Price", in the First Lady's hand. Both are in fine condition.

"Dear Mr Price -- I thought you might like this bound copy of the first edition of our guide book", a considerate note that Mrs. Kennedy took the time to write herself. As mentioned above, Vincent Price was deeply involved in the rehabilitation of the White House and would have welcomed Mrs. Kennedy's guidebook (the first about the White House), eagerly. This is a lovely note, exemplifying Mrs. Kennedy's graciousness and linked to her most famous contribution, the refurbishment of what she wanted to be "the most perfect house in the United States".
Estimated Value $750 - 900.
Please note the extensive collection of Presidential biographies in our Political Memorabilia section.

Realized $891

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