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Kennedy Jacqueline

Jacqueline Kennedy Bear Hugs Young John Kennedy Jr. while He is Playing Soldier

Jaqueline Kennedy and John Jr. original, first generation, 7" x 5", vintage, glossy, double-weight photograph by Cecil Stoughton, with Stoughton's unique numbering system on verso, and his photographers stamp, his own file example.

An adorable photo of mother and son. Jackie gives her young son, John John, a giant bear hug while he was romping about playing 'soldier' at the family residence Wexford, in Atoka, Virginia. Over Veteran's Day weekend John Kennedy Jr. dresses up as a soldier wearing a helmet and holding a toy gun. John Jr. participated in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, which obviously inspired him. The photo earmarked a last moment of childhood innocence as it was taken only about 10 days before President Kennedy's assassination.

Cecil William Stoughton (January 18, 1920 - November 3, 2008) was an American photographer best known for being President John F. Kennedy's photographer during his White House years. Stoughton was present at the motorcade at which Kennedy was assassinated, and subsequently took the only photograph on board Air Force One of Lyndon B. Johnson being sworn in as the next President.

Provenance: From the estate of Cecil Stoughton.


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Jacqueline Kennedy Bear Hugs Young John Kennedy Jr.

Estimate $200 - $300Sep 26, 2018