She was the baby who captivated a country in mourning. On Nov. 22, 1963, a young mother and her 15-month-old daughter were photographed among a throng of admirers greeting President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, at Love Field airport in Dallas. Just 40 minutes after their pictures were taken, the president was assassinated. In the months that followed, an image of the unidentified child greeting the First Lady memorialized the lost hope of a presidency in newspapers around the world.
Now the women who appeared in those historic photographs, Kathleen Vaughan and her daughter Peggy —called by the press at the time "the baby in the picture" —have come forward to share their account of a day that would change their lives—and the nation's history—forever.
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“I decided on the spur of the moment, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to go see a president?’” Vaughan, now 75, told the Dallas News. She—along with the rest of the Read More »from Meeting JFK: Mother and Daughter’s Brush With History