John and Jackie photographed by Mark Shaw with Caroline in Hyannis Port, 1959. The last photograph was the president’s personal favorite photograph ever taken of him.
President-elect John F. Kennedy takes Caroline for a walk in Georgetown, November 1960.
When they got to the White House, they fell in love all over again. —Oleg Cassini
They were so much alike. Even the names — Jack and Jackie: two halves of a single whole. They were both actors and they appreciated each other’s performance. —Lem Billings
Jack was the love of my life. No one will ever know a big part of me died with him. — Jackie
Of all the women I’ve ever known, there was only one I could have married — and I married her. —Jack
There was a growing tenderness. I think their marriage was really beginning to work at the end. — Roswell Gilpatric
I should have guessed that it would be too much to grown old with him and see our children grow up together. So now he is a legend, when he would have preferred to be a man. — Jackie
John F. Kennedy was a voracious reader. He wanted to read faster as a young man, feeling restricted by his reading rate of less than 300 words per minute (WPM). After studying speed reading techniques, his reading rate increased to about 1,200 WPM. He attributed some of his speed to an ability to read and absorb large groups of words at a glance (“thought units”). He also encouraged and inspired many of his staff personnel to learn and apply speed reading in their own lives.
Robert Kennedy photographed spending his last weekend home with his kids before he hits the campaign trail. Photos by Burt Glinn, 1968.
JFK and Jackie at the US Capitol, 1953.
President Kennedy’ photographed by Cecil Stoughton upon arrival at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, May 11, 1963.
Something about the fact that I made some contribution to either my country, or those who were less well off. I think back to what Camus wrote about the fact that perhaps this world is a world in which children suffer, but we can lessen the number of suffering children, and if you do not do this, then who will do this? I’d like to feel that I’d done something to lessen that suffering.
There are children in the Mississippi Delta whose bellies are swollen with hunger … Many of them cannot go to school because they have no clothes or shoes. These conditions are not confined to rural Mississippi. They exist in dark tenements in Washington, D.C., within sight of the Capitol, in Harlem, in South Side Chicago, in Watts. There are children in each of these areas who have never been to school, never seen a doctor or a dentist. There are children who have never heard conversation in their homes, never read or even seen a book. - RFK
President Kennedy and Caroline play don’t step on a crack at the White House on St. Patrick’s Day, 1961.
Jackie and Caroline Kennedy photographed by Eve Arnold, 1960.
JFK on the campaign trail. Photographed by Cornell Capa, 1960.
President John F. Kennedy’s daughter Caroline Kennedy touches a snowman made for her on the White House driveway, Washington, D.C. Robert M. Redmond, the Chief Gardener of the White House, stands next to the snowman. February 4th, 1961.