The Lost (and Found) Cartoons of Jackie Kennedy

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Those up on their Kennedy lore will recall that the young Jacqueline Bouvier worked briefly as the Washington Times-Herald‘s “Inquiring Camera Girl,” but did you know that she was also adept at capturing images with a pen and pencil? Wright recently auctioned eight ink sketches done by Jackie Kennedy (then the First Lady) in 1961, as she waited to be interviewed for Look Magazine. Following the interview, the drawings were gifted to the magazine’s president and until last month remained in his family. Kennedy illustrated selected events during the political career of her husband, who she depicted with a certain Goofus and Gallant flair and a charming sheepishness that we associate with Robert McCloskey‘s Homer Price. Sold separately, the drawings fetched between $1,875 and $3,125, with the high price paid for a drawing of JFK asnooze in the bed of Connecticut Governor Abraham Ribicoff.


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(Photo: Wright)