my daughter Gabby (a fellow equestrian) when we attended the opening of this unique exhibit in East Hampton,
Young Jackie on the South Fork
at the Clinton Academy Museum
by the East Hampton Historical Society!
Jackie at the Turf and Field Club at Belmont, 1939
on display by the East Hampton Historical Society
at the Clinton House
a stylish Jackie with her father, 1949
(this outfit is stunning!)
Today, Nest by Tamara blog
offers a first ever glimpse of rare photographs of young Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and her family in the East End of Long Island.The collection is currently on display at Clinton Academy Museum and presented by the East Hampton Historical Society. The exhibition, Young Jackie on the South Fork shows us Jackie through famed society photographer Bert Morgan's lens, and captures the formative years of our former First Lady. Young Jackie was thought to be a spirited and mischievous girl, and it is easy to see her unique spirit in these images. The exhibition runs through October 8, 2017.
Bert Morgan was a high society photographer who captured the "Social Set" from the 1930’s to the 1980’s in New York, Palm Beach, East Hampton, Southampton, Newport, Saratoga, etc. He earned the trust of many in order to capture these images. Mr. Morgan's collection has over 500,000 photographs, and was purchased from Morgan’s estate in 2009 by Shelter Island-based film and photo archivist Patrick Montgomery. Working through Getty Images, Montgomery has made them available for use in magazines, books, and films, and now through the East Hampton Historical Society
Jackie and dog King Phara
at the Long Island Kennel Club, Hewlette Harbor, NY 1935Through his camera, Bert Morgan acknowledges that Jackie was a star, even as a five year old equestrian and captures that here in these photographs. He shows a young Jackie participating in equestrian events in the East End of Long Island.
He photographs Jackie and her family at fashion benefits as well as horse and dog shows giving us unique views of this special woman.
Are you in East Hampton this weekend?
If so, this Saturday, August 26th at 10 am there is a Special Curator's Tour of Young Jackie on the South Fork Clinton Academy Museum. East Hampton Historical Society's Director, Jill Malusky will lead the tour to the public, and for free, but reservations are required-- rsvp, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-324-6850.
Clinton Academy Museum
151 Main Street
East Hampton, NY
Jackie on her horse, Danseuse, 1938 Southampton
Mrs. John Bouvier III with her daughter's Lee and Jacqueline attending the Krech-Jackson wedding in East Hampton, 1941
with her mother and her dog,
Bonnet at the local fair in East Hampton, 1935
at the Hampton Classic with her uncle
About Bert Morgan
"Bert Morgan (1904-1986) was born in Northern England, came to America at age seven and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He began his career delivering newspapers and by age fifteen was working as a salesman syndicating photographs for the Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News. In 1930 he began taking his own photographs with a camera he bought for a quarter. For the next five decades he would chronicle high society and its luminaries, as well as becoming the official photographer of the New York Racing Association. His work was published regularly in The Social Spectator, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Town and Country, and many newspapers."-East Hampton Historical Society