It was May of 1954 in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. and future president John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jackie Kennedy, were walking down the street. Meanwhile, a man named Orlando Suero took some pictures of them as they went about their day to meet John’s sister-in-law Ethel Kennedy and his brother Bobby Kennedy.
They ended up going to the park to toss a football around and just have a good time. While they were approaching the park, another man nearby made a whistling noise at Jackie. She was very shy about it but was upset that her husband didn’t do anything. When she asked him about it, John said that he couldn’t “fight every man in America.”
John and Jackie Kennedy walking post in Georgetown
The images were taken by renowned photographer Orlando Suero
The pictures were taken in and around their Georgetown, Washington DC, home in May 1954
John married Jackie on September 12, 1953, just eight months before these photos were taken
At the time, John F. Kennedy was a young senator from Massachusetts establishing himself as one to watch.
John F. Kennedy plays a football with his brother Robert
Jack throws a football with his brother Robert while his wife Jackie and Bobby’s wife Ethel look on
Jack throws a football to brother Robert
Jack throws a football to brother Robert as both their wives look on
Jack playing a football with brother Robert as both their wives look on
Jackie prepares to take a photo
Jackie prepares to take a photo of Jack (right), his brother Bobby and Bibby’s wife Ethel as they relax in the garden
Ethel and Jackie
Touch football became part of every family outing with the Kennedys, pictured here on a warm day in May 1954