Camelot

A photo essay
John F. Kennedy, then a senator, and his wife, Jackie, climb the Senate steps in May 1955, as he returns to work after recovering from spinal surgery. (Associated Press)

The groom's siblings gather behind the newlyweds on September 12, 1953, in Newport, Rhode Island. From the left: Bobby, Patricia, Eunice, Ted, and Jean. (Toni Frissell/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy on their wedding day. (Toni Frissell/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

The former naval officer and his bride-to-be on Cape Code, preparing to set sail. (Associated Press)

The 36-year-old senator and his 23-year-old fiancée pose on the lawn of the Kennedy family's compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, days after announcing their engagement in 1953. (Associated Press)

A moment of relaxation off Cape Cod, aboard the presidential yacht, which Kennedy renamed Honey Fitz, after his grandfather, a former mayor of Boston. (Cecil Stoughton/White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

The first family in Hyannis Port in August 1962. (Cecil Staughton/White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)
Jackie and the children, John Jr. and Caroline, out for a trot in November 1962. (John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

JFK and his 2-year-old son. (Robert Knudson/White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

Jackie and the children celebrate Christmas in 1962 at the Kennedy family's getaway in Palm Beach, Florida. (Cecil Staughton/White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

Cape Cod, with the family pets, in August 1963. The mother of the two puppies in Jackie's lap was the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's gift to Caroline. (Cecil Staughton/White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

Father and daughter take the Honey Fitz out for a spin off Hyannis Port in August 1963. (Cecil Staughton/White House/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

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