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1963, The New York Times newspaper from the day after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. From a collector's perspective, newspapers and magazines don't tend to be highly collectible because they were mass produced and mass distributed, especially a newspaper like The New York Times. However, this was such an iconic and deeply important moment in history, it has a great deal of personal wealth to me. The bottom half of the front page includes two iconic photos: The one on the left is Lyndon B. Johnson being sworn in on the plane back from Dallas, TX to D.C. Jackie is still wearing her famous Chanel pink suit, by this time, covered in her husband's blood on the side facing away from the camera. The Chanel suit has a great deal of significance in pop culture for a lot of reasons, i.e. the length of time Jackie wore it after Jack's death, the fact that it went into storage and has not come out since, the unseasonably warm weather in Dallas that day that made the wool suit an unexpectedly poor dress decision, and Jackie's significance as a fashion icon. The second photo is from behind the car after the shot and has a guard mounting the rear bumper to come to the President's aid.

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