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"A Time For Greatness" 1960 Kennedy campaign poster

Object Number: 2015.064.0001
Category: Artifacts
Type of Object: Poster
Date: 1960
Dimensions: 28 1/4 × 18 1/2 in. (71.8 × 47 cm)
Medium: Paper
"A Time for Greatness" Kennedy campaign poster for the 1960 presidential election, with a black-and-white portrait of Kennedy in the center of the poster. The text at the bottom reads, "KENNEDY for PRESIDENT."
Curator's Notes

This distinctive profile image of John F. Kennedy, which was seen on numerous pins, brochures, and posters during the 1960 campaign (see 2004.054.0021) - was captured by the Kennedy family's personal photographer, Jacques Lowe, who also served as the Kennedys' campaign photographer in 1960. Following the election, Lowe declined Kennedy's offer to serve as official White House Photographer. - Stephen Fagin, Curator

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