50 Years After His Election, J.F.K. Goes Digital

When John F. Kennedy was elected president 50 years ago, life—and technology—was much different. This brief look, found over at the Big Picture, is part of a massive $US10 million effort to digitize the JFK Library photo archives.

Yes, that's a toy gun in that little kid's hand. Can you imagine this scene ever happening again with a modern day president?

Photographer Paul Schutzer takes aim at his colleagues during Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign in Illinois.

President Kennedy peers into the space capsule during a 1962 medla presentation to astronaut Col. John Glenn, Jr. Perhaps you've heard of him too?

The space program was a integral part of the Kennedy Administration. Seen here are President Kennedy with Florida Senator George Smathers, looking up at a Saturn Rocket. [The Big Picture]

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