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Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald
Lee Harvey Oswald in 1959, the year of his short-lived defection to the Soviet Union,. Four years later he would murder President John F. Kennedy.

Lee Harvey Oswald
Original B&W photo.


The Kennedy Family

Kennedy Family at Hyannis Port, 04 September 1931

The Kennedy family at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, on September 4, 1931

Kennedy Family Key
1. Bobby 2. Jack 3. Buddy the dog 4. Eunice 5. Jean 6. Joe Sr. 7. Rose 8. Pat 9. Kick 10. Joe Jr. 11. Rosemary

“Kick” was the nickname of Kathleen, used by all her family and friends, except her mother.

Ted doesn’t appear in this photo, as he wasn’t born yet.

Original B&W photo.

Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr

Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr
Joseph Patrick “Joe” Kennedy, Sr., father of, among other children, JFK.

According to Wikipedia, this is a yearbook photo from Kennedy’s time at Boston Latin School. but other sources give a date of around 1913, which was the year before his marriage to  Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald.

Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr
Original B&W photo.

P. J. Kennedy

PJ_KennedySeen here about 1900, the first of the Kennedy clan to take part in American politics, in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts State Senate, Patrick Joseph “P. J.” Kennedy’s grandson would eventually be the US President, John F. Kennedy.

Original B&W photo.

Ted & Bobby Kennedy At the Zoo

Edward Kennedy (left) and his brother Bobby, playing with a baby elephant at the London Zoo in 1938.

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Ted_Bobby_at_the_Zoo._V232111554_Original B&W photo.

Kennedy and the Space Race

Kennedy Giving Historic Speech to Congress 25 May 1961President John F. Kennedy gives a historic message to a joint session of Congress, on May 25, 1961. Behind Kennedy are Vice President Lyndon Johnson, on the left,, and Sam T. Rayburn, Speaker of the House .

Included in the speech were the words: “I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.”

Kennedy Giving Historic Speech to Congress 25 May 1961
Original B&W photo.