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

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
Date made
1958
maker
Mydans, Carl
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 in x 30 in; 50.8 cm x 76.2 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
2005.0228.149
accession number
2005.0228
catalog number
2005.0228.149
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Carl Mydans
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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