John F. Kennedy, then the Democratic Presidential nominee with Jackie Kennedy at a ticker tape parade on Broadway in New York City, October 1960 . Image by Frank Hurley via NY Daily News.
As the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s untimely death approaches, we thought it’d be interesting to compile some photos of Kennedy during his campaign in New York, before his much-publicized presidency. As the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, were the subject of intense media coverage. The public’s fascination with everything related to the Kennedys manifested itself in the many television specials, photos, and literature that appeared during the presidency and especially after, when Jacqueline Kennedy moved into a New York apartment and was doggedly followed by infamous paparazzo Ron Gallela.
Kennedy’s 277 Park Avenue apartment and presidential campaign office, where he spent much of his time planning against incumbent vice president Richard Nixon.
Senator Kennedy on Jack Paar’s The Tonight Show in New York City, 1959. Image via Wikimedia.
Sen. Kennedy outside of New York University’s Loeb Student Center, 1960. Image via nyu.edu.
Sen. Kennedy addresses a crowd in New York, 1960. Image via achievement.org.
Eleanor Roosevelt and JFK in in 1960. Image via the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library.
Kennedy reading about his victory in the NY Daily News, 1960. Image via nydailynews.com.