Newseum's JFK Exhibit Under Way
WASHINGTON, DC – Newseum is featuring two new exhibits and an original documentary chronicling the presidency, family life and death of John F. Kennedy to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of America's 35th president.
The exhibits feature rarely seen artifacts and photos: "Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacque Lowe" and "Three Shots Were Fired." The documentary, "A Thousand Days," is a Newseum-produced film using original footage and interviews to examine Kennedy's presidency and family life in the White House.
The Newseum restored more than 70 images reproduced from original prints and contact sheets kept in Lowe's estate storage facility in New York. His original negatives were stored in a World Trade Center bank vault and were lost during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Only 10, which were out on loan at the time, have survived.
Lowe, who died in May 2001, was Kennedy's personal photographer, taking more than 40,000 images of the First Family. The collection spans Kennedy's 1958 U.S. Senate re-election campaign through his early years in the White House, images that helped to create the couple's "Camelot" legend.
The "Three Shots Were Fired" exhibit showcases rarely seen JFK artifacts, including the first UPI bulletin; Secret Service agent Clint Hill's service revolver; Walter Cronkite's typewriter, stopwatch and pipe; a drum used in Kennedy's funeral procession in Washington; and historic newspaper front pages and original magazines chronicling the Kennedy presidency.
Newseum's original film recounts the youthful glamour that the Kennedy family brought to the White House and newsworthy moments of his short-lived presidency. The 16-minute film will be shown in Newseum's Robert H. and Clarice Smith Big Screen Theater, a 120-seat theater featuring a 100-foot-wide screen.
An interactive Web-based exhibit has been created: "JFK Online: From the Newseum Archives," which draws from the Newseum's collection of video interviews with journalists who covered Kennedy. A visually stunning timeline presents key moments in Kennedy's life, with rare photographs and personal recollections from leading journalists of the day.
Throughout the year, Newseum will stage public programs and special events about the Kennedys. The exhibits and film will be on display through Jan. 5, 2014.
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