John F Kennedy

Hickory Hill - the Kennedy estate on Chain Bridge Road

Sometimes we forget that famous people are also regular people with problems other than running a country. JFK was a young senator from Massachusetts when he lived off of Chain Bridge Road in McLean. ...

It's that time of year, again. Commencement speakers address graduating college and university classes, and inevitably their speeches are ranked, assessed, complimented, and criticized. This year, bot...

Demonstrators from a broad political spectrum picket outside the White House during the height of the Cold War confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over the placement of missile silos in Cuba. The Cuban missile crisis demonstration attracted elements on the fringe of American society as evidenced by the last panel frame showing members of an American neo-Nazi group protesting President John F. Kennedy’s “soft” stance on Cuba.

This is a shocking old photo from 1962. These neo-Nazis are protesting in front of the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis (October 14th to 28th, 1962), pushing for President Kennedy to invade...

freshman members of Congress 1947

Whoa, this is cool. If you haven't seen this before, it's a photo from 1947 when both Kennedy and Nixon were member of the House of Representatives. Kennedy looks like he's 18 and Nixon about 23.

Exactly 50 years ago today, JFK was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Below is footage of the gun salute and the bugler playing taps. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2h3z3Jqqo0

Kennedy throwing out the first pitch in 1962

Check out this great photo from the 1962 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. It was held at the new D.C. Stadium (now RFK).

Before the Kennedy Center opening, the National Symphony Orchestra would perform at D.A.R. Constitution Hall. Below is an advertisement from The Washington Post, printed on November 22nd, 1963 with a ...

Kennedy and Erhard when JFK visited West Germany in 1962

Source: John F. Kennedy Library On Friday, 50 years ago, The Washington Post printed this article detailing the upcoming state visit of West Germany's Chancellor, Ludwig Erhard. Washingtonians ...

Jackie Kennedy

In scanning The Washington Post for November 22nd, 1963, I came across this small prayer, printed that day in section D8. It was a small block at the top right of the page and I nearly missed it, but ...

The old Kennedy estate, Wexford, is for sale and you can have it for a cool $11 million. We came across this cool story on one of our favorite blogs, Curbed. Naturally, in Ghosts of DC fashion,...

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