Photograph of Caroline Kennedy holding her father's hand to her cheek

Description
This portrait by Richard Avedon of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his daughter Caroline is from an exclusive 1961 pre-inaugural sitting at the Kennedy compound in Florida. The photo session included Jacqueline Kennedy and their son John Jr. This is one of six photographs of John Kennedy and his family that appeared in the February 1961 issue ofHarper's Bazaar as the first in a series of Observations by Avedon. The collection of Avedon photographs at the National Museum of American History includes photographs, tearsheets, contact prints, and negatives.
Object Name
photograph
Date made
January 3, 1961
1961-01-03
depicted
Kennedy, Caroline
photographer
Avedon, Richard
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
board (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 28 in x 27 7/8 in; 71.12 cm x 70.8025 cm
Place Made
United States: Florida, Palm Beach
ID Number
PG*67.102.075
accession number
270571
subject
Art
Family
Portraits
Photography
Presidents
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of the Photographer

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