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Caption from LIFE: "As day followed vivid day, India's magic began to work on Mrs. Kennedy and — in a change from the first days of the trip — she became relaxed and easy."

Caption from LIFE: "As day followed vivid day, India's magic began to work on Mrs. Kennedy and — in a change from the first days of the trip — she became relaxed and easy."

Jackie Kennedy spends time with an elephant during her 1962 trip to India.  (Art Rickerby—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Jackie Kennedy spends time with an elephant during her 1962 trip to India. (Art Rickerby—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

A series of photographs capture Jackie Kennedy as a wife, mother and fashion icon-in-the-making during her 1962 trip to India.

A series of photographs capture Jackie Kennedy as a wife, mother and fashion icon-in-the-making during her 1962 trip to India.

Years later, and this remains the most powerful image I've ever seen. - Imgur

Years later, and this remains the most powerful image I've ever seen.

Years later, and this remains the most powerful image I've ever seen. - Imgur

Swimmer Kathy Flicker spits water in a swimming pool in 1962.  (George Silk—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Swimmer Kathy Flicker spits water in a swimming pool in 1962. (George Silk—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Japanese youth, Tokyo, 1964. http://ti.me/17Shmmg (Michael Rougier—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Japanese youth, Tokyo, 1964. http://ti.me/17Shmmg (Michael Rougier—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Jim Morrison, photographed in New York City by LIFE's Yale Joel in 1968.

Jim Morrison, photographed in New York City by LIFE's Yale Joel in 1968.

Skateboarding in New York City, 1965. http://ti.me/14b8KEd  (Bill Eppridge—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Skateboarding in New York City, 1965. http://ti.me/14b8KEd (Bill Eppridge—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Dancer Jacques D'Amboise plays with his children near his home in Washington state, 1962. (John Dominis—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Dancer Jacques D'Amboise plays with his children near his home in Washington state, 1962. (John Dominis—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Przewalski's wild horses, native to the Mongolian steppes, are one of many endangered species LIFE photographed in 1964.  (Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Przewalski's wild horses, native to the Mongolian steppes, are one of many endangered species LIFE photographed in 1964. (Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

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