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President and Mrs. Kennedy in the Capitol, January 20, 1961

Jacqueline Kennedy congratulates her husband after he delivered his Inaugural address




"Everyone said, why didn't Jack kiss you after, which of course, he would never do there. But you had to march out in such order that I was about eight behind him . . . And I so badly wanted to see him before the lunch, just to see him alone. . . . And I caught up to him in the Capitol and, oh, I was just so proud of him. 

And there's a picture where I have my hand on his chin and you know, he's just looking at me and there really were tears in his eyes. . . . suddenly a flash came because I didn't think there was anyone there. In the papers it said, wife chucks him under chin. I mean, that was so much more emotional than any kiss because his eyes really did fill with tears. " - Jacqueline Kennedy

Photograph by Henry Burroughs © AP Images/Henry Burrourghs