These photographs by Mark Shaw, never used, were taken during the Bay of Pigs disaster in 1961. The President later commented that he had decided not to release them. ‘I looked too serious.’ It was a grim, tense day, but he brought none of this to the top floor of the White House. Afterward he had lunch, a sandwich and fruit on a small tray. He made no mention of the cause and reason for his quiet.
Senator John F. Kennedy, 1960
Campaign trail in rural Wisconsin
Not only was Kennedy young, he inspired the nation’s young people, too, like this crowd that greeted him on the campaign trail in rural Wisconsin and thousands of others who now jumped at the chance to work for the government. “Young people running for office explained that Kennedy had made politics respectable.” wrote historian and Kennedy aide Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. “What perhaps they more often meant was that he had made it rational.”
The Century, a chronicle of the 20th century
Sarge with his son Tim, daughter in-law, Linda, and grandchildren, Sophia Rose, Timothy Jr., Samuel, Kathleen and Caroline