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Ethel Skakel Kennedy was born on April 11, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois to coal magnate George Skakel, a Protestant, and his devoutly Catholic wife, Ann Brannack Skakel. Ethel’s father, George Sr., started work as an eight dollars a week railroad clerk. He, along with some co-workers, built a small coal and coke business into a diversified privately ...
In 2004, Marshall Field’s Department Store in Chicago commissioned Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave and her collaborator Rita Brown to create this exact paper replica of Jacqueline Kennedy’s wedding gown. De Borchgrave painted and prepared the paper to mimic the texture and color of the original silk. Brown then folded, glued and s...
September 15, 2001 - February 28, 2002 This special traveling exhibition on Jacqueline Kennedy opened in the spring of 2001 at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in September of 2001. It went on to travel to Washington D.C., Paris, and Chicago.
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In 2004, Marshall Field’s Department Store in Chicago commissioned Belgian artist Is...
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