With the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birthday earlier this week, it seemed fitting to feature this photo of his congressional campaign in the North End in June of 1946.
At only 29 years old and with little political experience, JFK was running on the idea of youthfulness and change. He focused on organizing parties to meet with supporters, as well as neighborhood tours, such as the one shown in the photo above.
Ultimately, it worked! This campaign was the first big victory in his trajectory toward the White House, which came about fourteen years later.
Tune in next week to view more featured neighborhood photos from back in the day! Submit your historical photos by tagging @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling about your photo.