John F. Kennedy, Photographs by Verner Reed
When: July 1 through August 8, 2004
Where: Otis House Museum, Boston, Mass.
Phone: (617) 227-3957

In conjunction with the Democratic National Convention, SPNEA presents an exhibition of rarely seen photographs of John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy, taken by New England photographer Verner Reed. These photographs are from the Verner Reed Collection of more than 26,000 photographic negatives which consists of images shot between 1930 and 1990 that comprise the personal collection of American freelance photographer and photojournalist Verner Reed. Reed photographed assignments for Life, Time, Fortune, Vermont Life, and various publications both domestic and foreign. As the primary New England freelancer for Life magazine from 1953 through 1957, Reed documented the history and culture of the region, ranging from members of twentieth century politics to significant events and the arts to common everyday moments. The Reed Collection includes photographs of the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg vigil, John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy, Edmund A. Muskie’s gubernatorial win, painter Maxfield Parrish, and poets T. S. Eliot and Robert Frost, in addition to the images of New Englanders’ everyday lives.

 

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all images © Verner Reed except where noted. Do not reproduce.