Jackie Kennedy having a picnic with Caroline Kennedy on the lawn.Courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

A series of 79 photographs of the Kennedy family never before seen by the public went up for auction this past June 25, 2015, at Nate D. Sanders Auctions and sold for $12,500.

The intimate snapshots of the family life of President Kennedy, Jackie, Caroline and John, Jr. were owned by the Kennedys’ long-time nanny, Maud Shaw.

John F. Kennedy sitting next to White House nanny Maud Shaw. Photo courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

John F. Kennedy sitting next to White House nanny Maud Shaw. Photo courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

Shaw, from London, worked as the Kennedys’ nanny for seven years, throughout Caroline and John, Jr.’s formative childhood moments and the presidential administration of John F. Kennedy.

She retired in 1965, returned to London, and in 1966 published a book about her White House years, entitled, “White House Nanny: My Years with Caroline and John Kennedy, Jr.”

The signed copy of Shaw's book, also up for auction. Photo courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

The signed copy of Shaw's book, also up for auction. Photo courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

A signed copy of the book is also included in the action lot, as is a custom-made maternity dress worn by first lady Jackie Kennedy in 1960, when she was pregnant with John F. Kennedy Jr.

In the memoir, Shaw mentions receiving the first lady’s maternity dress. The sleeveless, swinging, off-white dress has a zippered rear closure and measures 18” across the chest.

Jackie Kennedy leading  a horse with her daughter Caroline Kennedy on it. Photo courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

Jackie Kennedy leading a horse with her daughter Caroline Kennedy on it. Photo courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

The auction was held by Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles

Bidding for the lot, including the maternity dress, photos and book, began at $10,000.

John F. Kennedy Jr. playing with sand on the beach. Photo courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

John F. Kennedy Jr. playing with sand on the beach. Photo courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

The maternity dress was given to Shaw by first lady Jackie Kennedy in 1965, when Kennedy visited Shaw at her London home, shortly after Shaw’s retirement. The photos were part of Shaw’s personal collection of Kennedy memorabilia.

Caroline Kennedy with her dog under the Christmas tree. Photo courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

Caroline Kennedy with her dog under the Christmas tree. Photo courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

They featured a variety of candid pictures of the first lady and her two children, including shots at the beach, leading a pony, and other family moments.

President John F. Kennedy. Photo courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

President John F. Kennedy. Photo courtesy of Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

Click here to view a gallery with more of the Kennedy family photos.

*Originally published in June 2015