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Unseen JFK wedding photos up for auction

PREVIOUSLY unseen photos from John F Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy's wedding have gone on sale.

A Boston auction house is selling 13 negatives from the 1953 wedding in Rhode Island.

They feature images of the wedding party posing outside, the newlyweds leaving the church and the couple cutting the wedding cake. The Kennedys were married on September 12, 1953, at St. Mary's Church in the well-heeled summer resort.

RR Auction said the images are attributed to freelance photographer Frank Ataman.

Four images are of the newlyweds, two show the entire wedding party and the remainder show the cake, reception and wedding attendees. The negatives are in their original folder and accompanied by 5x4-inch printouts.


Life magazine chronicled the wedding, which drew 700 guests to the ceremony and 1,200 to its reception. At the time, Kennedy was less than a year into his first term as a US Senator from Massachusetts and over seven years from being the country's first Roman Catholic president and youngest elected head of state.

Bidding had reached $3,141 as of early today.