On the 6.25 from Grand Central to Stamford ("JFK Dead"), November 22, 1963 - Ph. Carl Mydans
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And I loved him
I loved him,I loved him, I loved him
And I still love him
I love him
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First Lady Jackie Kennedy wore this pink suit to Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. While it may or may not be an actual Chanel, Jackie’s suit was one of President Kennedy’s favorites. On the way home from Dallas, Mrs. Kennedy refused to change clothes, reportedly saying, “I want them to see what they have done to Jack.” After the assassination, the suit was later given to Jackie’s mother, Janet Auchincloss. The suit was later given to the National Archives in Maryland, never cleaned. In 2003, Caroline Kennedy deeded her mother’s suit to the Smithsonian on the condition that the suit never be shown in public for at least one hundred years, in 2103. Even then, the Kennedy family will still hold the right to keep the suit, which holds tragic memories for many, kept safely away in a temperature controlled room. The only mystery revolving around the suit is that Jackie’s pillbox hat was never found. Jackie was photographed on other occasions wearing the same suit prior to Dallas, or wearing one very similar to it.
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Jackie Kennedy greets well-wishers in Washington D.C. following the assassination of her husband.
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Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy at Hyannis Port in 1959.
Photos by Mark Shaw
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Seconds before JFK’s assassination.
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"Peace speech". June 10, 1963.
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“When we think of him, he is without a hat, standing in the wind and the weather. He was impatient of topcoats and hats, preferring to be exposed, and he was young enough and tough enough to confront and to enjoy the cold and the wind of these times, whether the winds of nature or the winds of political circumstance and national danger. He died of exposure, but in a way that he would have settled for – in the line of duty, and with his friends and enemies all around, supporting him and shooting at him. It can be said of him, as of few men in a like position, that he did not fear the weather, and did not trim his sails, but instead challenged the wind itself, to improve its direction and to cause it to blow more softly and more kindly over the world and its people.”
- E. B. White, The New Yorker, November 30, 1963
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And in that way I understood him and I loved him. I loved him, I loved him, I loved him, I loved him. And I still love him. I love him
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FACT: Medicare was originally planned to cover all citizens —
— but the Republicans stopped it from happening.
Listen to JFK.
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What a chad
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If you have any questions ask @gayfreakingfalloutfan she made me do it
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“History!… Everybody kept saying to me to put a cold towel around my head and wipe the blood off… later, I saw myself in the mirror; my whole face spattered with blood and hair… I wiped it off with Kleenex… History! … I thought, no one really wants me there…. Do you know what I think of history? … For a while I thought history was something that bitter old men wrote. But Jack loved history so history made Jack what he was … this lonely, little sick boy … scarlet fever … this little boy sick so much of the time, reading in bed, reading history … reading the Knights of the Round Table … and he just liked that last song. Then I thought, for Jack history was full of heroes. And if it made him this way, if it made him see the heroes, maybe other children will see too. ”
— Jackie Kennedy recalls November 22, 1963 in the “Camelot” interview with Theodore H. White for Life Magazine, November 29, 1963.
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❤️Happy Valentine’s Day❤️
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On June 9, 1968. The man that took this photo said this about the event. I went to Arlington to visit the Kennedy graves. Despite the events of the previous days, the area around the graves was deserted. I climbed the hill to JFK’s grave and saw the freshly-dug grave of Robert Kennedy nearby on the left of the main plaza area. After a few moments, I turned to leave. To my surprise, there were Jacqueline Kennedy, John Jr. and Caroline. If there were ever a “Forrest Gump” moment, this was it. This was a person so famous that to be there in her presence seemed unreal. I didn’t know what to think. I just stood there watching the Kennedy family coming up the hill, followed by a large crowd. When they reached JFK’s grave, they knelt down and prayed. On Robert’s grave, Jackie placed a single white rose. She turned and passed very close to me; I stood there transfixed by something so unexpected. Then as quickly as they came, they were gone.
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