Photo, Print, Drawing President John F. Kennedy Greets Peace Corps Volunteers, White House, South Lawn. President [John F. Kennedy] Greets Peace Corps Volunteers, White House, South Lawn

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Title

  • President John F. Kennedy Greets Peace Corps Volunteers, White House, South Lawn.

Other Title

  • President [John F. Kennedy] Greets Peace Corps Volunteers, White House, South Lawn

Summary

  • This photograph shows President John F. Kennedy greeting Peace Corps volunteers on the South Lawn of the White House on August 9, 1962. Kennedy first proposed what became the Peace Corps in a speech at the University of Michigan on October 14, 1960, in which he challenged students to give two years of their lives to helping people in countries of the developing world. At the time, Kennedy was a member of the U.S. Senate campaigning for the presidency. Following his election, he signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps. This photograph is by Abbie Rowe (1905-67), a photographer for the National Park Service who became an official White House photographer in the Kennedy administration and produced many of the best known pictures of the president and his family.

Names

  • Rowe, Abbie, 1905-1967 Photographer.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1962-08-09.

Headings

  • -  United States of America--District of Columbia--Washington
  • -  1962
  • -  Kennedy, John F., 1917-1963
  • -  Peace Corps -- United States
  • -  Volunteers

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 photograph (black and white).
  • -  Original resource at: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021669738

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Rowe, Abbie, Photographer. President John F. Kennedy Greets Peace Corps Volunteers, White House, South Lawn. Washington District of Columbia United States of America, 1962. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -08-09] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669738/.

APA citation style:

Rowe, A. (1962) President John F. Kennedy Greets Peace Corps Volunteers, White House, South Lawn. Washington District of Columbia United States of America, 1962. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -08-09] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669738/.

MLA citation style:

Rowe, Abbie, Photographer. President John F. Kennedy Greets Peace Corps Volunteers, White House, South Lawn. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -08-09] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669738/>.