The Lively Morgue is a daily photo blog from the New York Times in which an original photo from the newspaper’s archives is reposted along with tidbits of information gleamed from the historical article it accompanied. Along with a rescan of the original photograph, the backs of each photo are also scanned, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the editorial process of one of the world’s best newspapers.
Today’s posting features a shot of JFK campaigning in The Bronx on November 5th, 1960, the day before the Presidential election where Kennedy would go on to become President of the United States.
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.’ ”
The original article from 1960 has more.
via Lively Morgue