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Exhibition Not an Ostrich: & Other Images from America's Library

Toni Frissell. [Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and John Kennedy talking at their wedding reception, Newport, Rhode Island], September 12 1953. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (55.00.00)
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TONI FRISSELL. Jacqueline Bouvier and John Kennedy on their wedding day. Newport, Rhode Island, 1953

More than eight hundred guests attended the wedding of Jacqueline Bouvier and the newly elected Senator John F. Kennedy, which was held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Newport, Rhode Island. An additional four hundred guests were invited to the reception and it took Senator and Mrs. Kennedy two hours to shake their hands. The wedding cake, four feet tall, was ordered by the groom’s father, Joseph P. Kennedy.