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A very Presidential Halloween: How John F. Kennedy's children Caroline and John Jr. showed off their costumes in the Oval Office in 1963, weeks before his assassination (11 Pics)

  • Fifty-five years ago today President John F. Kennedy Jr celebrated his final Halloween inside the White House
  • He received a special visit from his two children, Caroline and John F. Kennedy Jr, both wearing costumes 
  • The cheerful images show the president in a different role as a doting father enjoying the time with his kids
  • Roughly three weeks after the collection of images were captured, the 35th president was assassinated while in downtown Dallas on November 22, 1963 
Just weeks before being assassinated in Texas, President John F. Kennedy celebrated what would be his final Halloween at the White House in 1963 with his two adorable young children, Caroline and John F. Kennedy Jr., sporting colorful costumes 
Captivating photos from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum show a then-six-year-old Caroline and then-three-year-old John Jr. eagerly showing off their capes and masks for the president while inside the Oval Office behind the Resolute Desk
The cheerful images show the president in a different role as a doting father enjoying the time with his children. Caroline is pictured above picking up the telephone at the Resolute Desk and holding it to her ear while her cousin Maria Shriver stands nearby appearing to chat with her uncle, the president
Jean Kennedy Smith (far left), Steve Smith, Jr. (second left), Caroline Kennedy (second right), and former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (far right) pose in their Halloween costumes inside the Lincoln Bedroom 
Caroline wore a witch's mask over her face while sporting a black cape and yellow and black checkered skirt. The young first daughter carried a red handled broom stick and wore matching red rain boots. Pictured above Jean Kennedy Smith (far left), Steve Smith, Jr. (bottom left), Caroline Kennedy (bottom right), former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (center) and the president (far right) standing in the West Wing Colonnade
Jean and Jacqueline are pictured above walking with their children, Caroline and Steve, in the second-floor Center Hall of the White House all wearing costumes on Halloween
Caroline is pictured above left while holding a small black cat as her older cousin, Maria Shriver, smiles for the camera inside the Oval Office 
A young John Jr. is pictured above walking into the Oval Office sporting his Halloween costume as his father's personal secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, stands in the doorway smiling 
Caroline Kennedy is pictured out of her costume on Halloween above holding the black cat in the office of President John F. Kennedy’s Personal Secretary, Evelyn Lincoln 
Her cousin, Maria Shriver, is pictured above smiling for the camera while holding the black cat. Caroline can be seen playing in the background as John Jr.'s back is towards the camera. The Kennedy family dog, Wolf, can also be seen in the background while inside the office of President John F. Kennedy’s Personal Secretary, Evelyn Lincoln
Caroline was also captured with other children in the White House School attending a Halloween party (above). Roughly three weeks after the collection of images were captured, the 35th president was assassinated while in downtown Dallas on November 22, 1963.

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