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Photograph of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy wearing Oleg Cassini pre-inaugural ball gown

Photograph of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy wearing Oleg Cassini pre-inaugural ball gown

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Description
Jacqueline Kennedy wore this dress by Oleg Cassini to the pre-inaugural ball on January 19, 1961. In the contact sheets, one can see the holes in the paper created by the heels of her shoes. The holes were eliminated by retouching a print the copy negative used to make this photograph.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
date made
1961-01-03
depicted
Kennedy, Jacqueline Bouvier
photographer
Avedon, Richard
maker
Avedon, Richard
place made
United States: Florida, Palm Beach
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 28 in x 28 in; 71.12 cm x 71.12 cm
ID Number
PG.67.102.071
accession number
270571
catalog number
67.102.71
Credit Line
Gift of the Photographer
subject
Portraits
First Ladies
Costume
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Richard Avedon Collection
Art
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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