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    [John F. Kennedy] Jacqueline Kennedy's Two-Piece Black Silk Satin Dress. The top has a bateau neckline with a centered front rhinestone button. It has three-quarter sleeves and a black zipper. The straight line skirt has a side zipper and a back, hem-slit opening. The label is "Bonwit Teller" another label says "Tailored by Sloat / Pure Silk New York". The dress 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 dress 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 dress. The closet cleanings are referenced on page 51 in Ms. Gallagher's 1969 book, My Life with Jacqueline Kennedy. Very fine.

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    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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