“Creating Camelot”

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Jacques Lowe reviewing photographs with Kennedy in Oval Office

John F. Kennedy and Jacques Lowe review photos to be used on a 1961 NBC television special about the president.
Photo Credit: Estate of Jacques Lowe

Caroline mouthing Jackie’s pearls while sitting on Kennedy’s lap

This iconic image of John, Jacqueline and Caroline Kennedy was taken in July 1958 during Jacques Lowe’s first photo shoot at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, Mass.
Photo Credit: Estate of Jacques Lowe

Kennedy in profile at press conference

This photo of John F. Kennedy at a 1959 press conference in Omaha, Neb., was widely used on his presidential campaign materials. Jacqueline Kennedy later chose this image for her husband’s memorial card.
Photo Credit: Estate of Jacques Lowe

John and Jackie Kennedy sitting at restaurant

John and Jacqueline Kennedy sit unrecognized in an Oregon diner during an early presidential campaign stop in the fall of 1959.
Photo Credit: Estate of Jacques Lowe

Contact sheet of Kennedy, Jackie and Caroline

This contact sheet features images of John, Jacqueline and Caroline Kennedy at their home in Hyannis Port, Mass., in August 1960, after Kennedy won the Democratic presidential nomination and before the general election campaign kicked into full swing.
Photo Credit: Estate of Jacques Lowe

Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Johnson after convention

The day after John F. Kennedy won the Democratic presidential nomination, he and his brother Robert met privately with Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson to offer him the vice presidency. Jacques Lowe was the only photographer allowed to document the historic moment.
Photo Credit: Estate of Jacques Lowe

Color photo of Jackie in yellow checkered dress

Jacqueline Kennedy poses at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, Mass., during a photo session with Jacques Lowe. The photos appeared in several magazines, including Paris Match, Ladies’ Home Journal and TV Guide.
Photo Credit: Estate of Jacques Lowe

Kennedy during first photo shoot

The portrait of John F. Kennedy at right was digitally restored from photographer Jacques Lowe’s contact sheet, seen in the background. The photo was taken during Kennedy’s 1958 Senate re-election campaign.
Photo Credit: Estate of Jacques Lowe

Kennedy and Jackie at acceptance speech

Before (left) and after versions of a photo of President-elect Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, show the results of the Newseum’s digital restoration process. Kennedy gave his acceptance speech in Hyannis Port, Mass., on Nov. 9, 1960.
Photo Credit: Estate of Jacques Lowe