Jackie Kennedy’s Four Dark Days in Rare Pictures

From the moment it was announced on November 22, 1963 that President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated until he was buried four days later, the world’s attention focused on his widow Jacqueline Kennedy. Despite the First Lady’s achievements as a goodwill diplomat, hostess, preservationist and arts advocate, it was the sudden role thrust on her by tragedy which transformed her into an indelible icon. This was the result of a four-day process shaped by several simultaneous elements, including how she behaved and reacted, what she determined for public display, where she wanted it performed and when she timed it,

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