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Senator John F. Kennedy, Seattle, WA, 1960

Ted Spiegel

“In the first week of the general campaign for the presidency of the United States, Senator John F. Kennedy’s ambitious itinerary took him from Maine to Alaska. On September 6, 1960, he readied himself to address the crowd at Seattle’s, Victory Square, adjacent to the Olympic Hotel. Seated by the podium, waiting to be introduced so he could deliver his first speech in the city, he turned to look up at the windows of the office buildings across the street, which were crammed with cheering supporters. It was a highly energetic moment and one could sense the connection Kennedy felt with the place and people surrounding him. That was the moment that I focused a telephoto lens on my Leica and exposed a few frames of film."

  This piece is also available as part of the JFK*100 PORTFOLIO which includes a top sheet signed by President Kennedy's sister Jean Kennedy Smith to benefit the library.

In 2017, the USPS issued a stamp using this image to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of JFK, 35th president of the United States.

20" x 16"

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