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The JFK Library just put a wealth of info online for the 50th anniversary of the ’61 inauguration. The full tally includes over a thousand audio recordings and, most importantly for us, about 1500 photos. We could easily spend all day digging through the haul—but in case you can’t, here are a few of our favorites.

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His Junior Varsity College Football Team Photo

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A passport photo from his time in the House of Representatives

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Playing Chinese Checkers at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona

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On the deck of the Kennedy Family Home in Hyannis

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Speaking at Ohio University in 1959

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Speaking to reporters before the inauguration

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In the White House with Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter

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A crowd outside the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, Texas on the day of his assassination

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom