THE KENNEDYS: PORTRAIT OF A FAMILY, PHOTOGRAPHS BY RICHARD AVEDON
October 5 – December 2, 2007
In Posterity Hall
Acclaimed photographer Richard Avedon’s never-before-displayed photographs of John and Jacqueline Kennedy and their two children combine politics, style, and photographic history to provide a compelling glimpse of two icons of American life. In 1961, world-renowned photographer Richard Avedon took intimate and illuminating images of the Kennedy family on the eve of John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. The full set of 27 framed black and white photographs from the National Museum of American History were on public display for the first time at the National Constitution Center. The photographs of John, Jacqueline, Caroline, and John Jr. provide a powerful view of one of America’s most enduring political dynasties and share the story of a first family on the brink of history.