Archiving Angeles (AA): JFK Swims Santa Monica


Before the Secret Service learned to swim, President John F. Kennedy and his army of fans stormed the beaches at Santa Monica. Mission Accomplished.

The year was 1962.

Photo from UCLA Library Digital Collections

5 Replies to “Archiving Angeles (AA): JFK Swims Santa Monica”

  1. I have to wonder where it fits on the timeline with Ms Monroe’s untimely demise in August 1962.

    Great find and post as always.

  2. Being at work (and having Photoshop open), my first reaction was to want to hit it with a quick “Levels” adjustment layer!

    It’s a cool photo; wonder if the original is that washed-out?

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