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Artist:
Jacques Lowe, 24 Jan 1930 - 12 May 2001  Search this
Sitter:
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 29 May 1917 - 22 Nov 1963  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 27.9 × 41.3 cm (11 × 16 1/4")
Sheet: 40.6 × 50.5 cm (16 × 19 7/8")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Los Angeles
Date:
July 1960 (printed 1999)
Exhibition Label:
Born Brookline, Massachusetts
Jacques Lowe captured this candid photograph in July 1960, after John F. Kennedy won the nomination for president at the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles, California. In securing the victory, Kennedy overcame concerns about his lack of experience, his health, and—as only the second Catholic presidential nominee up to that point in U.S. history—his faith.
During his acceptance speech, Kennedy introduced the “New Frontier,” a slogan he would use throughout his campaign and presidency. He described the 1960s as a turning point of “unknown opportunities” and “unfilled hopes,” and asked: “Can we carry through in an age where we will witness not only new breakthroughs in weapons of destruction—but also a race for mastery of the sky and the rain, the ocean and the tides, the far side of space, and the inside of men's minds? That is the question of the New Frontier.”
Nacido en Brookline, Massachusetts
Jacques Lowe captó esta imagen espontánea en julio de 1960, cuando John F. Kennedy ganó la nominación presidencial en la Convención Demócrata en Los Ángeles, California. Para ello, Kennedy tuvo que despejar los reparos respecto a su falta de experiencia, su salud e incluso su religión, siendo entonces el segundo nominado presidencial católico en la historia de EE.UU.
En su discurso de aceptación, Kennedy introdujo el lema de la “nueva frontera”, que usó a lo largo de su campaña y su presidencia. Afirmando que la década de 1960 era un punto de inflexión, de “oportunidades inéditas” y “esperanzas por cumplir”, preguntó: “¿Podemos llevar a cabo este proyecto en tiempos en que no solo veremos avances en armas de destrucción, sino también una carrera por el dominio del cielo y la lluvia, los océanos y las mareas, el lejano espacio y la mente de los hombres? Esa es la pregunta que impone la Nueva Frontera”.
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Printed Material\Newspaper  Search this
Home Furnishings\Lighting Devices\Light bulb  Search this
Personal Attribute\Teeth  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Male  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Literature\Writer  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Officer  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Politics and Government\US Senator\Massachusetts  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia
Object number:
NPG.2015.90.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Jacques Lowe
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
America's Presidents (Reinstallation September 2017)
On View:
NPG, West Gallery 210
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4c709c2ee-995b-45f4-99d1-5b0d16d9ee56
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2015.90.10