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Jackie O's maternity dress, unreleased Kennedy photos up for auction

by Chris Serico /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' custom-made maternity dress and a collection of 79 previously unreleased photos of the presidential Kennedy family can be yours with a winning bid.

Nate D. Sanders Auctions announced Tuesday it will be selling the nostalgic collection to the highest bidder June 25.

A collection of 79 photos of the presidential Kennedy family are set for auction.
A collection of 79 photos of the presidential Kennedy family are set for auction.Courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions
The photos belonged to a former Kennedy family nanny, Maud Shaw.
The photos belonged to a former Kennedy family nanny, Maud Shaw.Courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions

A Kennedy family nanny named Maud Shaw, who retired from that position and moved back to England in 1965, owned the dress and the photos, according to a press release issued Tuesday. Shaw spent seven years as a nanny to two children of John F. Kennedy and his wife, then known as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy: Caroline Kennedy (now the U.S. ambassador to Japan) and the late John F. Kennedy Jr., who died in a 1999 plane crash.

Featured among the released Kennedy family photos is matriarch Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in repose.
Featured among the released Kennedy family photos is matriarch Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in repose.Courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions

Although she's not pictured wearing the dress in any of these 79 photos, Jackie wore the maternity dress in 1960, when she was pregnant with John Jr., in the months leading up to JFK's presidential election victory.

The first lady wore this maternity dress in 1960, when she was pregnant with John F. Kennedy Jr.
The first lady wore this maternity dress in 1960, when she was pregnant with John F. Kennedy Jr.Courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions

Five years later, when she visited Shaw overseas, Jackie gave her the dress as a gift, according to the auction house, which also states the "sleeveless, swinging, off-white dress has a zippered rear closure and measures 18 inches across the chest."

Photos from the collection show the Kennedy family in relaxed settings.
Photos from the collection show the Kennedy family in relaxed settings.Courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions

The accompanying photos up for bid show Kennedy family members and friends unwinding: playing in the sand, relaxing in the pool, celebrating a birthday, and riding a horse.

In addition to the photos up for auction, the former nanny who owned the photograph collection is offering a signed copy of her book, "White House Nanny: My Years with Caroline and John Kennedy Jr."
In addition to the photos up for auction, the former nanny who owned the photograph collection is offering a signed copy of her book, "White House Nanny: My Years with Caroline and John Kennedy Jr."Courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions

Auction bidding begins at $10,000. The lot includes a signed copy of Shaw's 1966 book, "White House Nannie: My Years with Caroline and John Kennedy Jr."

The auction of the newly released Kennedy photographs will be held June 25, 2015.
The auction of the newly released Kennedy photographs will be held June 25, 2015.Courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions

Ending at 8 p.m. Thursday, the auction also welcomes bids by telephone, a spokesperson told TODAY.com.

Bidding for the previously unreleased Kennedy photos begins at $10,000.
Bidding for the previously unreleased Kennedy photos begins at $10,000.Courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions

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