The East Hampton Historical Society presents Young Jackie on the South Fork Photo Exhibit

23rd August 1941: EXCLUSIVE Portrait of Jacqueline Bouvier (1929 – 1995), holding the reins of her horse, ‘Danseuse,’ at the East Hampton Horse Show, Long Island. Jacqueline competed in the show. (Photo by Morgan Collection/Getty Images)

The East Hampton Historical Society presents Young Jackie on the South Fork as captured through the lens of famed society photographer Bert Morgan. The exhibit chronicles the tender years of Jackie Bouvier by famed society photographer Bert Morgan who recognized that Jackie Bouvier was a star even at age five. Encouraged by Janet Lee Bouvier, Jackie’s socialite mother, Bert would seek out young Jackie when she participated in East End events — horse shows, dog shows, and fashion benefits.

August 1934: EXCLUSIVE Full-length portrait of Jacqueline Bouvier (1929 – 1995) leading her pony, ‘Buddy,’ at the Southampton Riding and Hunt Club for the annual horse show, Long Island, New York. (Photo by Morgan Collection/Getty Images)

Young Jackie on the South Fork explores the life of young Jackie Bouvier and her pastimes in the Hamptons. Curated and presented by the East Hampton Historical Society, this collection of timeless images of young Jackie Bouvier are reminiscent of a bygone era, synonymous with the romantically rich history of the Hamptons.

2nd September 1939: EXCLUSIVE Jacqueline Bouvier (1929 – 1994), daughter of Mr and Mrs John V Bouvier III of East Hampton, L.I. and NYC, on her horse, ‘Danseuse,’ during the Smithtown Horse Show in Smithtown, Long Island, New York. (Photo by Morgan Collection/Getty Images)

Morgan photographed Jackie as she grew from a child into a young adult. What makes this selection of rare images so striking is the way we feel the trust building between Jackie and Bert. From the first photograph of Jackie and her dog, we can see our future First Lady’s path into fame. This is an intimate, and at times haunting, celebration of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis before the international limelight. “It is a privilege to get to work with such an important icon in our society, for women, for leaders – in society, politics, fashion, and American culture. It was wonderful to see her as a child, to recognize this look in her eyes, the way she carried herself, not knowing what she would grow up to be, and seeing how it evolved”, said Jill Malusky, Executive Director of the East Hampton Historical Society.

Exhibition dates: August 5 – October 8, 2017
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.
Clinton Academy Museum, 151 Main Street, East Hampton, NY
No admission charge; donations are appreciated