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The Kennedys' Moment of Glory

July 15, 2010 |  1:11 pm



 
July 15, 1960, John F. Kennedy
Photograph by Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times

July 15, 1960: Preceded by photographers, John F. Kennedy leads his entourage into the Coliseum. I believe the fellow in the lower left is Stanley Tretick, who frequently photographed Kennedy. 



July 15, 1960, Coliseum
Los Angeles Times file photo

The convention meets at the Coliseum to hear Kennedy. Notice the Dodgers’ baseball diamond.


On the jump, photos of Kennedy’s acceptance speech, Rose Kennedy and a fellow I believe is Edward Kennedy, although he isn’t identified in the caption information – and I can’t imagine what he was doing with the Wyoming delegation.




July 13, 1960, Rose Kennedy
Photograph by Nelson Tiffany / Los Angeles Times

July 13, 1960: Rose Kennedy talks to reporters at the Biltmore Hotel.

July 13, 1960, Edward Kennedy
Los Angeles Times file photo

July 13, 1960: Tracy McCracken of Wyoming with … is that Edward Kennedy?

July 15, 1960, Coliseum
Los Angeles Times file photo

Delegates and Democratic supporters at the Coliseum.

July 15, 1960: Kennedy, Johnson, Symington, Humphrey, Rayburn, Roosevelt
Photograph by Wayne Kelly / Los Angeles Times

July 15, 1960: Lyndon Johnson, Kennedy, Stuart Symington,  Hubert Humphrey, House Speaker Sam Rayburn and Rep. James Roosevelt. Conspicuously missing: Adlai Stevenson, who received a standing ovation when he introduced Kennedy.


July 15, 1960, John F. Kennedy
Photograph by the Los Angeles Times

John F. Kennedy addresses the crowd at the Coliseum. 
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