Reliving Camelot: Iconic Photos of the Kennedy Family in the White House

Americans have long idolized and obsessed over the Kennedys (whom many have noted are the closest thing we have to a royal family). Though they achieved the American dream, John and Jacqueline Kennedy encountered tragedy after tragedy. But Jacqueline Kennedy later described the brief years they spent at the White House as their happiest years.

These iconic photos reveal what life was like for the Kennedys during JFK’s presidency.

John F. Kennedy became the youngest president

John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy at the christening of their son John F Jr.

John F Kennedy with his wife Jacqueline at the christening of John F. Jr. in Washington. | Keystone/ Hulton Archive/ Getty Images

  • Date: December 10, 1960

When he won the election in 1960, John F. Kennedy became the youngest man ever elected president, according to NPR. The Kennedys were still in their childbearing years. In fact, Jacqueline Kennedy had become pregnant with their second child just a few weeks into JFK’s campaign. Only weeks after Kennedy won the election, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr., was born. When JFK was still president-elect, the couple christened their son in Washington, D.C.

Next: Jackie gave birth right before becoming first lady. 

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