Sen. John F. Kennedy campaigns with his wife in Boston

Before taking up residency in Moscow in 1959, Mydans was photographing another political campaign. Democrat John F. Kennedy served three terms in the House of Representatives, and in 1952 was elected to the U.S. Senate. Soon after being elected senator, Kennedy, age 36, married 24-year-old Jacqueline Bouvier, a reporter with the Washington Times-Herald. Later, in 1956, he was almost selected to run for Vice President. Kennedy, however, decided that he would run for President in the next election. He began working very long hours and traveling around the United States on weekends. On July 13, 1960, the Democratic Party nominated him as its candidate for President.
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Object Name
Date made
Mydans, Carl
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 20 in x 30 in; 50.8 cm x 76.2 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Carl Mydans
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Mydans, Carl. Carl Mydans, Photojournalist

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