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JFK and Jackie at Hyannis Port – An Archival Find

November 20, 2013

We know we’ve written about this clip in the past: Specifically, it was No. 1 in our top 10 archival finds of 2011-2012.

But with tomorrow’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, we figured we should post it again to show folks who didn’t see it originally – and a perfect opportunity to give everyone else another fleeting glimpse of the young president while he was still alive.

This comes from some color 8mm film that we converted about a year ago for a PPP client,who generously gave us permission to share it with the world. The client’s family vacationed in Massachusetts during the summer and did so apparently near the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port. Our best guess is that it is from 1962, a year before JFK was assassinated.

The short snippet depicts the Kennedys pulling up in their car to attend church. Somewhat remarkably – and almost unthinkable now – we see the President get out of the driver’s seat of his car.

We have slowed down the film and zoomed in on both JFK and Jackie to help you fully appreciate this historical find.

What bits of history do you still have in your closet? You’ll never know until you have your films and videos digitized at Priceless Photo Preservation at 122 South Main Street, Suite 110C in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. We are still accepting orders for holiday delivery. So stop in or give us a call to arrange a free in-home pickup at 734-219-3916.

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