Remembering JFK: The President's Life in Pictures

on November 12, 2013

Remembering John F. Kennedy

November 22 marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. To honor and remember the late president, we collected iconic photos which display both the public and private sides of Kennedy's life. Recall his political career, his young family and his untimely death captured in these family photos.

JFK in Office

During his time in office, Kennedy was known for his leadership in foreign policy, space exploration, and support of the Civil Rights Movement.

Wedding Reception in Newport

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and John F. Kennedy celebrate their marriage in 1953 eight years before his inauguration.

Inauguration Day

John F. Kennedy was sworn in January 20, 1961 as the 35th president of the United States.

Political Brothers

Politics runs deep in the Kennedy line as Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy stand with their brother, President John F. Kennedy.

Visit to Cape Canaveral

President Kennedy examines the space capsule at Cape Canaveral. During his presidency, he was a fervent proponent of space exploration.

Time in Cape Cod

President Kennedy often spent time in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts when out of the White House.

Arts in the White House

The Kennedys held many events to honor the arts, including a 1962 gathering to honor Nobel Prize winners. Notice Jacquelyn Kennedy chatting with poet Robert Frost on the right.

President Sailing

The president looks at ease as he enjoys boating in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.

Carting the Kids

From president to chauffeur, Kennedy ferries his children through the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port on a golf cart.

The President and Caroline

President Kennedy hugs young daughter, Caroline, as she snuggles into her father's chest.

Robert Knudsen

President and Pony

Kennedy holds the reins of Caroline's pony, Macaroni. Neil Diamond recently revealed that his hit song, "Sweet Caroline," was inspired by Caroline riding her pony around the White House.

Stanley Tetrick/Look Mag

Children in the Office

Taken from Look Magazine, Stanley Tetrick's photo showcases President Kennedy as both determined leader and dad.

JFK and Jackie

After ten years of marriage, this couple became famous for their style cues and young family in the White House.

Future President Clinton Meets Kennedy

Future president Bill Clinton shakes hands with President Kennedy at Boys State National conference in 1963.

Assasination Day

This photo was taken moments before John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas.