The 22nd of November, 1963 at 12:30 p.m. on a cool afternoon our 35th president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was assassinated by a snipers bullet in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Today marks the 50th anniversary of that day.
I have always had an odd obsession with JFK, not so much with the legacy or the myth or even the president but with the man himself. Every book of worth written about him sits in my library, I've seen every bit of footage ever shown about him and I have saved in a folder on my computer hundreds of images of the man. I even have a Pinterest board with some of those images called "Camelot."
As there are many many sites and probably blog posts coming out today with all sorts of facts and stories and theories I won't get into my thoughts on the man. Allow me to simply share some of my favourite images of the life and presidency of John F. Kennedy.
Watching the America’s Cup Race. Mrs. Kennedy, President Kennedy, others. Off Newport, RI, aboard the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
John and Jacqueline Kennedy, 1957. Photo by Yousuf Karsh.
JFK at Princeton.
John F. Kennedy, Dexter Academy Football, 1926.
President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and others watch the lift-off of the FIRST American in Space, Astronaut Alan Shepard. -from the JFK Library.
I have always loved this photograph of John F Kennedy. "The Loneliest Job" by George Tames.
Long live Camelot,