JFK Assassination: Rosebud From Jaqueline Kennedy's Bouquet Up For Auction


Photo: Karyn Regal / WBZ NewsRadio

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.

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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.

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