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15 Rarely Seen Photos of JFK and Jackie Kennedy

Despite the affairs, John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline were a total power couple. You can feel the love just looking at these pictures.


Young love

Back in June 1953, John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier were engaged—not married—but still doing coupley things like sailing at Hyannis, Massachusetts. Even before she was First Lady, Jackie O had a style all her own—learn her timeless style tips that you can still pull off today.

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By each other's sides

A 1943 war injury left John F. Kennedy with excruciating back pain, even after he was elected senator in 1952. Talking to a reporter when recovering from an operation in May 1955, Jackie stands by JFK’s side.

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From couple to family

Four years into their marriage, John and Jackie welcome their daughter, Caroline Kennedy. The parents couldn’t look prouder after their baby was baptized in December 1957.

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The big reveal

After JFK announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination at a January 1960 news conference, he and his wife are all smiles. Learn the truth behind this myth about Kennedy's campaign that everyone still believes.

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Adoring fans

John and Jackie pause for a friendly conversation with an airplane stewardess after landing in New York in July 1960. Learn the last words JFK said to Jackie just three years later.


Setting sail

In August 1960—just months before JFK would be elected president—the then-senator and his wife took their sailboat, Victura, out for a spin. Learn more about surprising talents and hobbies of U.S. presidents.

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Easy, breezy summer

On August 31, 1960, a photographer snapped this sweet close-up of the Kennedys in Massachusetts. This is why you'll never see Jackie Kennedy's historic pink suit in a museum.


Doubly good news

The couple’s son, John F. Kennedy Jr., was born in December 1960, just a month after his dad was elected president.


Ready to be Mr. and Mrs. President

The Kennedys looked utterly sophisticated on inauguration day, with John in a high hat and Jackie in her classic pillbox hat. Fun fact: Jacqueline Kennedy helped design her own inaugural gown. Don't miss these crazy facts about Jacqueline Kennedy and all the other First Ladies.


All dressed up

At an inaugural ball the day President Kennedy took his oath of office, John looks like he’s in total disbelief, while Jackie beams proudly on his right. Check out these other First Ladies' stunning inaugural gowns.

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