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August 13, 2017

15 Rare and Fascinating Photographs of JFK and Jackie Kennedy Walking Post in Georgetown, 1954

In May 1954, Orlando Suero photographed Jack and Jackie Kennedy walking in Georgetown to meet brother Bobby and his wife, Ethel, to toss around a football.

It was Saturday afternoon, Jack and Jackie teamed up with Bobby and Ethel to walk to a park so that the brothers could amuse themselves with a football...


“Jack was throwing passes in the street and Jackie kept telling him to look out for cars,” said Suero…

“As we were coming into the park,” Suero recalled, “there were some guys tossing a ball about and one of them whistled at Jackie. She was really very reserved, very shy and she became upset. She complained to Jack, ‘Those guys are whistling at me.’ Jack turned to her and said, ‘So what do you want me to do, Jackie? Go and beat them up? I can’t fight every man in America.’”

John and Jackie Kennedy walking post in Georgetown

The images were taken by renowned photographer Orlando Suero

The pictures were taken in and around their Georgetown, Washington DC, home in May 1954

John married Jackie on September 12, 1953, just eight months before these photos were taken

At the time, John F. Kennedy was a young senator from Massachusetts establishing himself as one to watch.

John F. Kennedy plays a football with his brother Robert

Jack throws a football with his brother Robert while his wife Jackie and Bobby's wife Ethel look on.

Jack throws a football to brother Robert

Jack throws a football to brother Robert as both their wives look on

Jack playing a football with brother Robert as both their wives look on

Jackie prepares to take a photo

Jackie prepares to take a photo of Jack (right), his brother Bobby and Bibby's wife Ethel as they relax in the garden

Jackie prepares to take a photo of Jack (right), his brother Bobby and Bibby's wife Ethel as they relax in the garden

Ethel and Jackie

Touch football became part of every family outing with the Kennedys, pictured here on a warm day in May 1954



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