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    [John F. Kennedy] Jacqueline Kennedy's Black and White Polka Dot Hat. This hat, with an upturned brim and white band, is a size 10 and has the original retailer's tag that reads, "JCS 80 1817 Blk-Wht 226 - Size 10". The hat was given to Mrs. Kennedy's personal secretary, Mary B. Gallagher, during one of Mrs. Kennedy's periodic closet cleaning sessions. Ms. Gallagher helped with the cleanings at Mrs. Kennedy's three Washington residences: 3307 N Street N.W., Georgetown (1956-1960); the White House (1961-1963); and, 3017 N Street N.W., Georgetown (1964). The hat is accompanied by a signed, typed letter from Mary Barelli Gallagher, former secretary to Senator John F. Kennedy (1953-1956) and personal secretary to Mrs. John F. Kennedy (1956-1964), stating that Mrs. Kennedy gave her the hat. The closet cleanings are referenced on page 51 in Ms. Gallagher's 1969 book, My Life with Jacqueline Kennedy. Accompanied by a round hatbox from "Woodward & Lothrop" of Washington, D.C.. Very fine.

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    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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