Kennedy family photos, maternity dress to be auctioned

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  • Online auction of maternity dress and family photos ends on Thursday
  • The items were owned by Maud Shaw, who was nanny for Caroline and John Kennedy Jr. when they were children

(CNN)A maternity dress worn by former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy will be auctioned off this week, along with Kennedy family photos that have never been made public, according to the auctioneers.

The dress and 79 photos were owned by the children's nanny Maud Shaw, according to Nate D. Sanders Auctions.
Shaw watched over Caroline and John Kennedy Jr. for seven years and during the JFK presidency, the auctioneers said.
    The photos are part of Shaw's personal collection of Kennedy keepsakes.
    Jacqueline Kennedy gave the dress to Shaw shortly after Shaw's retirement in 1965.
    The auction house says the candid photos for sale feature the Kennedys and their two children.
    Caroline poses in the front yard with her Easter basket in in one picture, and in front of the decorated Christmas tree in another.
    She rides a pony in a black-and-white action shot, and John Jr. poses in front of the clear blue ocean in another.
    The maternity dress is sleeveless and white, with a zipper in the back, and Jacqueline wore it during the pregnancy with her son in 1960, according to the auction house.
    Shaw mentions the dress in her memoir, "White House Nannie." A signed copy of the book will be included with the dress.