The Kennedy Family Album: Personal Photos of America's First Family First Family

  • ISBN-13: 9781560259237
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Considered America's royalty, the Kennedys have stood the test of time as a social and political dynasty. But behind the high-profile political persona of John F. Kennedy was an extended family that enjoyed relaxing together at what the “Winter White House” in Palm Beach, Florida. Beginning in the late 1950s, Davidoff, a society photographer, became a friend to Rose Kennedy and was granted access to the family in Palm Beach, photographing birthday celebrations, holidays, and anniversaries, as well as historical milestones, such as the announcement of JFK's cabinet and the tension surrounding the Bay of Pigs. Even after JFK's death, Davidoff continued to photograph Jackie, Caroline, JFK Jr., and the rest of the extended family on vacations and in moments of play.In later years, Davidoff began following the family to other vacation destinations. Eventually the children he'd met in the '60s grew and began bringing their own children to the Palm Beach house, and several photos depict Rose proudly showing off her great-grandchildren.

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