Vintage Photograph of Senator John F. Kennedy Campaigning in The Bronx November 5th, 1960

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Nov. 5, 1960: Senator John F. Kennedy was making closing arguments before overflow crowds in the New York area on the weekend before Election Day, despite heavy rains. “I don’t know any place in the United States where Democrats would turn out on a rainy Saturday afternoon like this,” he said in Wantaugh, N.Y. “I understand the sun is shining on Mr. Nixon in California. Well, it won’t be shining after Tuesday,” he said. Outside the Concourse Plaza Hotel in the Bronx, where Senator Kennedy stood on a car to be better seen by the throng, he was “met by placards proclaiming ‘The Home of the Bagel Knows Big Jack is Able.’ ”

Photo: Lively Morgue