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First Lady Visits New York City

Oct. 17, 1962 - Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy flew to New York from Washington today to accept a citation from New York University in honor of her “genuine concern for the fine arts and our American artistic inheritance.” The presentation was made by Dr. James M. Hester, president of NYU, at the university’s Institute for the Fine Arts. Mrs. Kennedy arrived at the institute shortly after 4:30 p.m. As she emerged, she was greeted by a chorus of admiring “Oohs” and “Ahs” from some 150 spectators. The First Lady wore a black wool double-breasted suit, a black velvet pill-box hat, high-heeled black shoes, pearl earrings, and white gloves.

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