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    Lovely shot of eldest son Joseph Jr., and Bobby looking suave in the late 1930’s. In the boat are the aforementioned siblings noted in the previous post.

    Lovely shot of eldest son Joseph Jr., and Bobby looking suave in the late 1930’s. In the boat are the aforementioned siblings noted in the previous post.

     
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The Joseph P. Kennedy’s watch as the athletically inclined Eunice plays tennis with an unseen person in the late 1930’s. Sitting down from left to right is Jean, Bobby, Teddy, Joe Jr., Patricia, and their mother Rose Kennedy behind them.

    The Joseph P. Kennedy’s watch as the athletically inclined Eunice plays tennis with an unseen person in the late 1930’s. Sitting down from left to right is Jean, Bobby, Teddy, Joe Jr., Patricia, and their mother Rose Kennedy behind them.

     
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    Scheming in the Senate in the late 1950’s.

    Scheming in the Senate in the late 1950’s.

     
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    Little brother Teddy on that 1960’s campaign trail, establishing his importance as a resident dapper secretary.

    Little brother Teddy on that 1960’s campaign trail, establishing his importance as a resident dapper secretary.

     
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Newly anointed Senator John F. Kennedy and his fiance, Jacqueline Bouvier, go sailing out in Cape Cod a couple of months before their lavish, society wedding of the year. (1953)

    Newly anointed Senator John F. Kennedy and his fiance, Jacqueline Bouvier, go sailing out in Cape Cod a couple of months before their lavish, society wedding of the year. (1953)

     
  6. 12:02 22nd Jul 2010

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    Reblogged from retrochic

    Tags: ChildhoodJack and Jackie

    retrochic:

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    The Kennedys were so famous even before the White House and the Great Campaign of 1960 that thousands of beautiful, posed pictures of them exist well into general childhood - and even then, there are plenty of colored film reels that capture them in all their athletic and joyous splendor. It’s always a joy that new findings are always in a neverending supply.
However, my favorite pictures are the ones of a similar nature to those posted above. Calm, candid, private, and thoughtful. These pictures move me and give me more insight into their real personalities then any half baked biography or documentary ever can. This is them at their most vulnerable and unposessed. The solitude of these pictures at Jackie and Jack’s wedding are unspeakably beautiful. I especially like the one (left) where the Mr. and Mrs are peaking through the blinds of the Hammersmith Farm at their wedding reception to see the guests that are arriving.

    The Kennedys were so famous even before the White House and the Great Campaign of 1960 that thousands of beautiful, posed pictures of them exist well into general childhood - and even then, there are plenty of colored film reels that capture them in all their athletic and joyous splendor. It’s always a joy that new findings are always in a neverending supply.

    However, my favorite pictures are the ones of a similar nature to those posted above. Calm, candid, private, and thoughtful. These pictures move me and give me more insight into their real personalities then any half baked biography or documentary ever can. This is them at their most vulnerable and unposessed. The solitude of these pictures at Jackie and Jack’s wedding are unspeakably beautiful. I especially like the one (left) where the Mr. and Mrs are peaking through the blinds of the Hammersmith Farm at their wedding reception to see the guests that are arriving.

     
  8. retrochic:

My fondest of memories was growing up on Cape Cod.

    retrochic:

    My fondest of memories was growing up on Cape Cod.
     
  9. retrochic:

My brother Joe, sort of took me under his wing. He was 17 years older then I was. He’s still the earliest memory of sort of an older figure. He’d been a great hero of mine. He was the one that taught me how to swim. He was the one that taught me how to sail on Cape Cod. He loved the sea and he always seemed to be available to spend time with. He volunteered for the war December 8th. In this house I heard my brother Joe was lost. It was on a summer day, mid-August and I remember even though I was very young at that time. The priest came in, talked to my parents and they came down and visited with us. Devastating blow to both of my parents.

Dude, are you watching Ted Kennedy: In His Own Words right now? :)

    retrochic:

    My brother Joe, sort of took me under his wing. He was 17 years older then I was. He’s still the earliest memory of sort of an older figure. He’d been a great hero of mine. He was the one that taught me how to swim. He was the one that taught me how to sail on Cape Cod. He loved the sea and he always seemed to be available to spend time with. He volunteered for the war December 8th. In this house I heard my brother Joe was lost. It was on a summer day, mid-August and I remember even though I was very young at that time. The priest came in, talked to my parents and they came down and visited with us. Devastating blow to both of my parents.

    Dude, are you watching Ted Kennedy: In His Own Words right now? :)

     
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    Senator Ted Kennedy chats with the locals around Massachusetts during a walk in the early 1960s.

    Senator Ted Kennedy chats with the locals around Massachusetts during a walk in the early 1960s.

     
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"Loyalty was one of my brother Bobby’s greatest virtues, and he would not toss over a friend just because he had fallen out of favor with the world. The following year, with McCarthy gone, Bobby rejoined the subcommittee as chief counsel. In 1955, with Arkansas senator John McClellan at the head of a reorganized committee, Bobby broke into national prominence as a tough investigator of corruption within the Teamsters Union. This image, in time, evolved into a slur that was perhaps the most offensive, and the least accurate, of the many that Bobby absorbed from his adversaries over the years. It was a slur so contrary to his true nature that its use became an ironic family joke. 
The slur was ‘ruthless’.”

- From Teddy Kennedy’s memoirs.

    "Loyalty was one of my brother Bobby’s greatest virtues, and he would not toss over a friend just because he had fallen out of favor with the world. The following year, with McCarthy gone, Bobby rejoined the subcommittee as chief counsel. In 1955, with Arkansas senator John McClellan at the head of a reorganized committee, Bobby broke into national prominence as a tough investigator of corruption within the Teamsters Union. This image, in time, evolved into a slur that was perhaps the most offensive, and the least accurate, of the many that Bobby absorbed from his adversaries over the years. It was a slur so contrary to his true nature that its use became an ironic family joke.

    The slur was ‘ruthless’.”

    - From Teddy Kennedy’s memoirs.

     
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    President Elect Kennedy and wife Jackie Kennedy arrive back from the hospital with their newborn son, John F. Kennedy Jr.,

    President Elect Kennedy and wife Jackie Kennedy arrive back from the hospital with their newborn son, John F. Kennedy Jr.,

     
  13. colettesaintyves:

Jackie Kennedy’s Spanish-language ad was aimed at Hispanic  voters, 1960.
In 1960, America was enjoying a period of relative prosperity.  With the exception of the stirrings of the modern civil rights movement,  domestic turbulence was low, and the primary foreign threat seemed to  be the intensifying Cold War. Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba in  1959, and installed a Communist regime just ninety miles off the coast  of Florida. In May 1960, an American U-2 spy plane was shot down inside  the Soviet Union, further intensifying tensions between the superpowers.  The Republican nominee, Vice President Richard Nixon, was enjoying a  growing reputation for his foreign policy skills after his televised  “kitchen debate” with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in 1959. The  Democratic nominee, charismatic Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy,  was attempting to become the first Catholic president and, at age 43,  the youngest man ever elected to the office. Nixon argued that he had  the maturity and experience to deal with the Communists, while Kennedy  attempted to turn his youth into an advantage, proclaiming in his  acceptance speech at the Democratic convention, “We stand today on the  edge of a new frontier.”

Awesome post by an awesome Tumblr. You may watch the ad here; Jacqueline was also fluent in French, Italian, and Latin.

    colettesaintyves:

    Jackie Kennedys Spanish-language ad was aimed at Hispanic voters, 1960.

    In 1960, America was enjoying a period of relative prosperity. With the exception of the stirrings of the modern civil rights movement, domestic turbulence was low, and the primary foreign threat seemed to be the intensifying Cold War. Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba in 1959, and installed a Communist regime just ninety miles off the coast of Florida. In May 1960, an American U-2 spy plane was shot down inside the Soviet Union, further intensifying tensions between the superpowers. The Republican nominee, Vice President Richard Nixon, was enjoying a growing reputation for his foreign policy skills after his televised “kitchen debate” with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in 1959. The Democratic nominee, charismatic Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy, was attempting to become the first Catholic president and, at age 43, the youngest man ever elected to the office. Nixon argued that he had the maturity and experience to deal with the Communists, while Kennedy attempted to turn his youth into an advantage, proclaiming in his acceptance speech at the Democratic convention, “We stand today on the edge of a new frontier.”

    Awesome post by an awesome Tumblr. You may watch the ad here; Jacqueline was also fluent in French, Italian, and Latin.

     
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    Senator John F. Kennedy taking a train back to Boston to give a speech for the Presidential bid in 1960.

    Senator John F. Kennedy taking a train back to Boston to give a speech for the Presidential bid in 1960.

     
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    Reblogged from vintagedisneyparks

    Tags: MediaDallas or Los Angeles

    vintagedisneyparks:

Disney closes the day of JFK’s death. 
Photo from Disney’s Blog.
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    vintagedisneyparks:

    Disney closes the day of JFK’s death. 

    Photo from Disney’s Blog.

    submited by thisishersong