BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — An artifact from one of the darkest days in American history is being sold to the highest bidder from RR Auction, that item being a rosebud from a bouquet of flowers given to First Lady Jaqueline Kennedy on the day of the assassination of the 35th president of the United States.
The rosebud is paired in a frame alongside a press pass signifying John F. Kennedy's trip to Dallas, Texas in 1963.
Executive Vice President of RR Auctions Bobby Livingston told WBZ's Karyn Regal the flowers were a welcoming gift from the local representatives.
"Mrs. Kennedy was handed a bouquet of roses by the wife of Dallas' mayor when she got to Love Field Airport. She wandered into the crowd and was handed a couple more roses and some other flowers, and of course they got into the limo and drove through Dealey Plaza where the tragedy happened," Livingston said.
The press pass inside the display is from WFAA-TV's Jay Watson, who did something revolutionary for television news at the time: report breaking news live on scene. At the time of posting the bid for the frame is set at $6,202 with the pre-live bidding closed.