Jacqueline Kennedy taking a selfie while standing beside John F. Kennedy and his sister-in-law Ethel Kennedy

Many remember Jacqueline Kennedy as the stylish first lady of the United States during the early 1960s. But, most likely unknown to many, she was also quite adept with cameras, like the twin-lens reflex camera she was holding in the photo you'll see after the jump!

Photo via Vintage Everyday

The photo above was taken by First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy herself in 1954, as she stood beside her husband, 35th US President John F. Kennedy, and his sister-in-law Ethel Skakel Kennedy. If her super (group) selfie made you think about some neat camera skills she had, that’s because she did some legit photography of her own.

Jackie as “The Inquiring Camera Girl” before she became the United States’ iconic first lady. Photo via The Jen Castle Photo Blog.

Jackie was once “The Inquiring Camera Girl” for Washington Times-Herald in 1952, asking witty questions on various topics to random individuals on the street, taking their photos, and putting everything together to make a cohesive article. The budding reporter at 23 used a Speed Graphic Press Camera to do her assignments and was paid $42.50 per week.

All information for this article were sourced from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on Wikipedia and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

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