Family Life at the White House

". . . [I] always taught them that the White House was sort of temporary . . . that it was while Daddy was President . . . I'd tell them little stories about other Presidents and then there would be a President after Daddy . . . so they never got to think that all this was going to be forever . . . " - Jacqueline Kennedy

 President John F. Kennedy claps as his four-year-old daughter Caroline plays in the Oval Office of the White House in October 1962.

"He loved those children tumbling around him." - Jacqueline Kennedy

Photograph by Cecil Stoughton, October 10, 1962

 

 

 

 

 

"He didn't like to read books to them much. He'd rather tell them stories. He'd make up these fantastic ones . . . you know, little things that had to do with their world . . ."- Jacqueline Kennedy

Photograph by Cecil Stoughton, March 28, 1963

 President Kennedy playing with John F. Kennedy Jr.
 The Kennedy Family at the White House

The Kennedy Family at the White House
November 13, 1963
Photograph by Cecil Stoughton