The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum completed an 18-month project to catalog and digitize more than 1,700 photographs. The extensive photo album, which can be viewed online, shows the family throughout different decades. The photographs are black and white, and at times are out-of-focus or spotted, but one thing is crystal clear: the glamour of the Kennedy family.
More than 1,700 vintage snapshots of the Kennedy family at home and on vacation are now available for viewing online.
Here’s a young, shirtless JFK, baring six-pack abs and smirking poolside while striking an un-presidential pose. There’s Rose Fitzgerald not-yet-Kennedy in her Sunday best, long before she’d become the family matriarch and trade girlhood grins for imperious stares. Here’s Kathleen Kennedy, awkwardly twisting upside down in a skirt to kiss Ireland’s Blarney Stone. There’s little Teddy Kennedy on the playground, sporting skinned knees.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum completed an 18-month project to catalog and digitize the photographs that’s sure to feed the nation’s continuing obsession with Camelot.