Saturday, November 23, 2013

Jacqueline Kennedy’s Iconic Image On November 22, 1963

Lyndon Baines Johnson takes Presidential Oath of Office aboard Air Force One, November 22, 1963. From left to right are: Jay Gildner, Judge Sarah Hughes, Jack Valenti, Congressman Albert Thomas, Lady Bird Johnson, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy, Congressman Jack Brooks, others. Cecil Stoughton - Photograph Courtesy John F. Kennedy Library/MCT

Jacqueline Kennedy’s Iconic Image Shaped On A Day Of National Grief -- Maria Recio, McClatchy News

WASHINGTON — Jacqueline Kennedy lived for 30 years after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, but she’ll always be engraved into the collective American memory for how she looked and acted on Nov. 22, 1963.

In her pink Chanel suit and matching pillbox hat, she evoked an image that will never fade.

That day in Texas, which started so engagingly in Fort Worth before the short flight to Dallas, was a campaign lap for her husband’s re-election the following year, as well as a showcase for the young, vibrant president and his stylish wife.

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My Comment: There were many iconic images on that day .... but this is one that definitely stands out.

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