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January 3, 2018

Little Jacqueline Bouvier: 29 Adorable Photos of Jacqueline Kennedy When She Was a Child

Born 1929 in Southampton, New York, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.

As a child, Onassis was  a bright, curious and occasionally mischievous child. One of her elementary school teachers described her as "a darling child, the prettiest little girl, very clever, very artistic, and full of the devil."

Jacqueline Bouvier in the 1930s

Onassis enjoyed a privileged childhood of ballet lessons at the Metropolitan Opera House and French lessons beginning at age of 12. Like her mother, Onassis loved riding and was highly skilled on horseback. She won a national junior horsemanship competition at the age of 11 in 1940.

These adorable photos that show very young Jacqueline Bouvier when she was a child.

Jackie Bouvier with Hoochie a Scottish Terrier, often identified as the first she owned, 1932

Jackie with her mother Janet, circa 1932

Little Jacqueline Bouvier with her Scotty dog, Hootchie at Central Park in New York City at Christmas, circa 1932

Three years old Jacqueline Bouvier is photographed in a party dress, with her mother Janet Norton Lee, circa 1932

Jackie at the age of four with her mother Janet, August 1933

 Jacqueline Kennedy at age four, circa 1933

Jacqueline Bouvier leading her pony, ‘Buddy,’ at the Southampton Riding and Hunt Club for the annual horse show,
Long Island, New York, August 1934

John Bouvier stands with his wife, Janet, and daughter the Sixth Annual Horse Show of the Southampton Riding and Hunt Club on Long Island, 1934

 Young Jacqueline Bouvier standing by Caroline Lee Bouvier in baby carriage, 1934

A young Jacqueline Bouvier, shown with her mother Janet Lee Bouvier in 1935, wins third prize in the family class at the East Hampton Horse Show on New York's Long Island

 Jackie (left) at age 6 with Lee, Jan. 1st, 1935

Jackie and her sister Caroline Lee on a summer's day in East Hampton, circa 1935

Jackie with her father John Vernou Bouvier at a Long Island horse show, 1935

Jacqueline Bouvier and her sister, Lee, frolic on the beach at East Hampton, NY, 1935

 Jacqueline rides a horse led by her father John Vernon, 1935

Six-year-old Jacqueline Bouvier in 1935

Young Jackie on the South Fork, 1935

Jacqueline Bouvier and her friend Jane Renwick St John standing in a field at the Southampton Horse Show, Long Island, NY, 1937

Jacqueline Bouvier at the Smithtown Horse Show, Long Island, NY, 1937

 Jackie in her riding habit, 1938

Jacqueline Bouvier, holding her dog, Tammy, during an Independence, July 4th 1938

10-year-old Jacqueline Bouvier sitting on a fence during Memorial Day celebrations at the Turf and Field Club, Belmont Park, Long Island, New York on May 30th, 1939

Jacqueline Bouvier seated with her dog Tammy at the dog show at East Hampton Fair, 1939

Jacqueline Bouvier wearing a Native American Indian outfit as she poses with a horse at East Hampton Riding Club in 1939

 Jacqueline Bouvier, Mrs. Allan McLane Jr, and Jacqueline's mother, Mrs. John V Bouvier III in the stands at
the Tuxedo Horse Show, 1939

 Jacqueline on her horse, ‘Danseuse,’ during the Smithtown Horse Show in Smithtown, Long Island, New York, 2nd September 1939

 Jacqueline Bouvier at age 11, 1940

 Young Jackie wearing her riding gear at the East Hampton Horse Show, Long Island, New York, August 23rd, 1941

Jacqueline Bouvier attending Miss Chapin's School in New York



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