FIRST LADY JACQUELINE B. KENNEDY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/25/1960 - HFSID 202466
Sale Price $1,020.00
JACQUELINE KENNEDYThe presidential candidate's wife buys a hat at Bonwit Teller. Partly Printed Receipt from Bonwit Teller, Fifth Avenue, New York, signed: "J Kennedy" in pencil, 1p, 4x6½. New York, 1960 March 25. Yellow receipt filled out in pencil at the New York department store by a salesperson for "1 hat" for $3.95 plus 35¢ for parcel post, for a total of $4.30 to be charged to: "John F. Kennedy/230 Park Ave/N.Y.C." and sent to: "Mrs John F. Kennedy/3307 N Street N.W./Washington, D.C." At the time, Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy was running in primaries as a candidate for the 1960 Democratic nomination for President. While it is not known what type of hat Mrs. Kennedy purchased at Bonwit Teller, other than it was style #1439-39, her pillbox hat made a great impression upon women's fashion in the early 1960s. On a later visit to New York as First Lady, Jackie spoke Spanish in East Harlem and French in a Haitian neighborhood. White House silverware, glassware and china were from Tiffany's and Bonwit Teller. Born Jacqueline Bouvier in 1929, Jackie married John F. Kennedy in 1953. The third-youngest first lady, she left behind no policy initiatives but set a high standard for style and grace in her person and in the White House, and with her tragic dignity after her husband's assassination. From 1968 until his death in 1975, she was married to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. From 1978 to 1994 she was an editor at Doubleday in New York. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jackie's father in law, referred to in this letter as sick but still living, died on November 18, 1969. Although she influenced and wrote introductions for many other books, Jackie left no finished memoirs of her own. A manuscript like this one therefore offers rare insights into the memories of the First Lady of Camelot. Fine condition.
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