100th Commemorative Anniversary Edition
Limited to 35 signed and numbered archival pigment prints
on Hahnemulhe Baryta paper.
Image 12.75 x 18, paper 17 x 22 inches
Each print will be singed and numbered by Ted Spiegel
This photograph of the 35th president of the United States was taken by Ted Spiegel in Seattle, Washington's Victory Square on September 6, 1960. Then Senator Kennedy was in the first week of his presidential campaign. Spiegel recalls the highly emotional moment: "He was looking up at the building windows crammed with cheering supporters- one could sense that Kennedy was realizing the support of the people surrounding him, subsuming the responsibility he was seeking."
Chosen as Kennedy's portrait for the 1962 volume Papers of the President, this iconic image was also favored by the President as a signing portrait. Over the years it has been widely used by the State Department as Kennedy's portrait overseas, on many memorial stamps after his assassination and countless books and magazine covers. President's Day, February 20, 2017, was the first day of issue of the Forever stamp celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth on May 29, 1917.
Ted Spiegel is an award-winning photojournalist who has a globe-trotting career which has included a broad range of National Geographic assignments.