The Inquiring Camera Girl camera (MO 63.6106)

'The Inquiring Camera Girl' Camera

Speed graphic press camera

Maker: Graflex Company

Dimensions: 6 3/4 x 6 5/8 x 12 3/8 inches

Camera Jacqueline Bouvier used as the $42.50-per-week reporter and photographer for the Washington Times-Herald.  Jacqueline began work as "The Inquiring Camera Girl" for the Washington Times Herald in 1952 at the age of 23, roving the city to capture people's opinions on a variety of topics.  The young reporter used this camera to photograph those she interviewed.  An April 1953 installment of her column featured Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA; accession number MO 63.6106

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum