26 Flawless Photos Of John F. Kennedy

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1. Kennedy sitting on the U.S. Coast Guard yacht Manitou off Narragansett Bay. The president was vacationing at Hammersmith Farm in Newport.

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2. Kennedy sailing on the Manitou in 1962.

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3. Spending the weekend in Hyannisport aboard his ship the Honey Fitz, Kennedy smokes a cigar and reads The New York Times.

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4. Returning from a trip to Florida.

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5. Throwing out the first pitch of the 1962 baseball season.

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6. Giving a speech at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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7. A weekend at Hyannisport with the Kennedy family children.

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8. Greeting cast members from a production of Billy the Kid during a White House dinner honoring the president of the Republic of the Ivory Coast.

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9. Kennedy and his wife watching the America’s Cup race off Newport, R.I., aboard the USS Joseph P. Kennedy.

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10. Vacationing with his wife aboard the Manitou in Rhode Island.

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11. Driving a golf cart in Hyannisport.

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12. Kennedy’s official White House photograph with the first lady in 1963.

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13. Playing outside the West Wing with his son John Jr. in 1963.

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14. Returning from a toy store with his son in 1963.

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15. Playing with the family dogs at the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport.

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16. Spending the weekend in Newport, Kennedy plays in a beached rowboat on Bailey’s Beach with his son John Jr.

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17. Vacationing in Maine, Kennedy talks with Under Secretary of the Navy Paul Fay in Boothbay Harbor, aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Guardian 1.

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18. Aboard the Honey Fitz in Hyannisport with his daughter Caroline.

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19. Watching the America’s Cup race, Kennedy talks with press secretary Pierre Salinger aboard the USS Joseph P. Kennedy.

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20. Speaking at the University of Maine in 1963.

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21. Kennedy meeting with Foreign Minister of Israel Golda Meir in Palm Beach, Fla., in 1962.

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22. Kennedy speaking with his brother Attorney General Robert Kennedy at the White House, outside an Oval Office doorway.

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23. Being interviewed by Walter Cronkite in 1962.

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24. Kennedy speaking at the University of Washington in 1961.

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25. Kennedy with his wife and two children in Newport in 1961.

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26. Kennedy and his brothers Robert and Sen. Ted Kennedy, outside the Oval Office in 1963.

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