Online archive publishes unseen photos of former US president John F Kennedy

22 Nov 2013187 Views

US President John F Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy arrive at Dallas Love Field on Air Force One on 22 November 1963. Photo by Arthur Rickerby, via PRNewsFoto/The Rogers Archive

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of then-US President John F Kennedy, an online archive has published never-before-seen images of America’s 35th president.

The photos on JFKarchive.com have been chosen from more than 26,000 images of Kennedy and his family from The Rogers Archive, a private collection of archival images.

JFKarchive.com features about 250 photos, including pictures of Kennedy during his presidency and his coming of age, as well as his family life and more. Previously unpublished photos taken by presidential photographer Arthur Rickerby are also in the archive.

Rickerby covered the Kennedy family for LIFE magazine throughout Kennedy’s presidency. The photographer even rode in the motorcade behind the president on this day 50 years ago in Dallas, Texas, when Kennedy was fatally shot.

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John Rogers, founder and chief executive officer of The Rogers Archive, described Kennedy’s life as fascinating.

“This photo collection is full of those moments that we all love to see of him – from the stately politician to the family man with Jackie and two young children and so many more."

The photos on JFKarchive.com are also available to buy or license.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic

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