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Camelot is coming to Springfield today. The new photography exhibition “American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” opens today at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. 

Alan Lowe, the executive director of the library and museum, previews the exhibit.....

 

 

Legendary photojournalist Lawrence Schiller, who worked for the likes of Life Magazine, is the curator of the exhibit. He took his fair share of photos of President Kennedy. He looked back on an age where photojournalism was king, something that sets the era apart from today when some believe you can just send out any reporter to a story with an I-Phone.....

 

 

Highlights of “American Visionary” include:

a 1953 photo booth snapshot of the Kennedy newlyweds, possibly taken on their honeymoon

 

a candid 1958 photograph of Kennedy playing with his baby daughter, Caroline, in her bassinet

 

a 1960 photograph of people peering at Kennedy through the window as he prepares for a campaign speech

 

a 1961 photograph of the First Couple and others heading to Kennedy’s inauguration ceremony, with the White House blanketed in snow

 

a haunting photograph of the first lady departing the White House on the day of Kennedy’s state funeral in 1963.

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