Tag: White House Photographs

JFKWHP-ST-C54A-247-63. Costa Rica, 15-20 March 1963.

Setting the Stage: Communications Staff Prepare for Presidential Travel

  by Lindsay Closterman, former White House Photographs Metadata Cataloger Presidential trips are meticulously planned affairs. They require extensive preparation, and for much of the 20th century, this work fell largely on the officers of the White House Army Signal Agency (later called the White House Communications Agency). Staff traveled in advance of the president…

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“The Business of Every Citizen”: President John F. Kennedy Stumps for Democratic Candidates in 1962

  by Lindsay Closterman, White House Photographs Metadata Cataloger In the last few months leading up to the midterm elections in 1962, President John F. Kennedy made several campaign trips in support of Democratic congressional and gubernatorial candidates around the eastern and midwestern United States. We are pleased to announce that all images in the…

JFKWHP-ST-C1-21-62. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy visits with children at the Instituto Nacional de Protección a la Infancia (National Institute for the Protection of Children) in Mexico City, Mexico, 30 June 1962.

“We Come as Good Neighbors”: Presidential Visit to Mexico, June 29–July 1, 1962

  (Ver traducción española aquí.) The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library has teamed up with the National Archives Communications Office to extend its social media reach to Spanish-speaking audiences. As chance would have it, a Kennedy Library intern was in the midst of cataloging President and Mrs. Kennedy’s 1962 trip to Mexico when NARA announced…

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“Venimos como Buenos Vecinos”: La Visita Presidencial a Mexico, Junio 29–Julio 1 de 1962

  (See English translation here.) La Biblioteca Presidencial John F. Kennedy se ha unido a la Oficina de Comunicaciones de los Archivos Nacionales para extender su alcance de medios de comunicación social para el público de habla hispana. Tal parece que de casualidad, nuestra interna de la Biblioteca Kennedy, estaba en medio de la catalogación…

JFKWHP-KN-C21483. White House Chefs and Kitchen Staff, 3 May 1962
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Adventures in Crowdsourcing

  by Lindsay Closterman and Nicola Mantzaris, Metadata Catalogers, White House Photographs The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library is now on Flickr! We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new National Archives Flickr page, a crowdsourcing pilot project featuring images from the White House Photographs collection at the Kennedy Library. As metadata catalogers, we…

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John F. Kennedy, Jr. in the Rose Garden, April 26, 1963.

A Bunny in the Rose Garden

  by Maryrose Grossman, Audiovisual Reference Archivist Now that spring is blooming, the White House Rose Garden–the most prominent horticultural display on the grounds of the Presidential mansion–comes to mind. Bordering the Oval Office and the West Wing of the White House since 1913, the White House Rose Garden has long been the setting for…

JFKWHP-ST-C139-1-63. Visit of recipients of 3rd annual Federal Woman's Awards, 2 May 1963
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Finding Inspiration in the Archives: Honoring Women at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

  by Lindsay Closterman and Nicola Mantzaris, Metadata Catalogers, White House Photographs As National Women’s History Month comes to a close, we want to pay tribute to the women represented in the collections of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library who were instrumental in shaping the landscape of American politics and human rights. In the…

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First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s (JBK) trip to India and Pakistan: New Delhi, Delhi, India, arrival. 

Please credit "Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston"

Creating a Media Gallery on Jacqueline Kennedy’s Trip to India and Pakistan: An Inside Look

  by Colleen Cooney, Digitization Specialist Fifty years ago this month, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy traveled to India and Pakistan. Although the trip was not an official State visit, Mrs. Kennedy attended various functions as an official representative of her husband, President Kennedy. Our new media gallery, which draws together museum artifacts, audiovisual assets, and…

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Mardi Gras Comes to the White House

On March 2, 1962 — exactly 50 years ago today — the Mardi Gras Royal Court and guests met with President Kennedy at the White House and gathered in the Rose Garden for the following photograph. Standing in front of the group (holding a Smokey Bear doll) is the United States National Forestry Queen. We…

Presentation of the White House turkey for Thanksgiving 1961.  October 19, 1961.

White House Turkey

  From 50 years ago, courtesy of our Audiovisual Archives, the presentation to the White House of the Thanksgiving Turkey, which seems to be less than thrilled by the honor.  What’s that you say?  You want a picture of John F. Kennedy with your turkey?  Then you will have to go here. Happy Thanksgiving everybody.…

White House Easter Egg Roll, April 3, 1961

Historical Knowledge Advances!

  by Stephen Plotkin, Reference Archivist We have some answers regarding regarding the pictures we posted a couple of weeks ago. Football Hall of Fame Dinner in New York City December 5, 1961, Room 805, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City.  White House Army Signal Agency staff members Jack Rubley and John J. Cochran are…

Tazewell Shepard, Chester Clifton, General Douglas MacArthur

What do we Have Here?

  by Stephen Plotkin, Reference Archivist In case you missed the announcement, the Kennedy Library is busily working to digitize its holdings.  We’ve made a lot of headway with our photographs, but an interesting by-product of this effort are those moments when we look at a photo, sit back in our chairs, and say “who…