John F. Kennedy Chatting with a Car of Senate Office Secretaries
A black and white photograph, 11.75" x 9", "Capitol Hill", Washington, D.C., dated June 1953. Senator Kennedy is pictured having stopped to talk with a car filled with his Senate Office secretaries, including Mary Gallagher, Anna M. Williams, and Dorothy R. McCann. On verso is the photographer's stamp, Ollie Atkins, who worked for The Saturday Evening Post. Beneath the stamp, written in pencil, reads: "first started to work for the Senator office staff." The names of the women in the photograph are written along the left margin on verso; some of the names have been cut off or partially cut off. Slight silvering throughout. Creasing at corners.
John F. Kennedy ran for a place in the Senate in 1952, against incumbent Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. He ran under the slogan "Kennedy Will Do More For Massachusetts" and decisively won the election. The following year, he married Jackie. During his Senate tenure, Kennedy had multiple spinal operations, and was frequently absent due to ill health. Nonetheless, he was elected to a second term in 1958.
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