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Newfound images of JFK wedding up for auction

A collection of 13 original negatives from JFK and Jackie's 1953 wedding is available for sale in an online auction.

The never-before-seen photos, auctioned by Boston-based auction house RR Auction, include four of the newlywed couple, two of the entire wedding party and shots of the cake, reception, and wedding attendees.

JFK and Jackie leaving the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Newport, Rhode Island

"It's quite a significant find," said Bobby Livingston, executive vice president of RR Auction. "As you know of Camelot, this is the closest thing to an American Royal family and a royal wedding."

Guests were served a luncheon of fruit cup, creamed chicken, and ice cream. The Meyer Davis Society Band played at the reception.

The wedding cake, 4 feet tall, was ordered by Joseph P. Kennedy

The images were taken by freelance photographer Frank Ataman of Fall River, who was assigned to be a "back-up" photographer at the wedding.

The Kennedy wedding was considered the social event of the season and was attended by about 700 guests at the ceremony and more than 1,000 at the reception.

The online auction runs through October 15