Kennedy Family Collection
This photograph album, compiled by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, documents the lives of the Kennedy family from 1925 to 1937. The gold stamped title on the cover reads, “Photographs.” Photographs capture their home life at their primary residences in Brookline, Massachusetts, and Bronxville, New York; time spent with family and friends at their secondary residences in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, and Palm Beach, Florida; and other travels and events. The album also contains numerous portrait photos. Those pictured in photographs include Rose; her husband, Joseph P. “Joe” Kennedy, Sr.; her children, Joseph P. “Joe” Kennedy, Jr., John F. “Jack” Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy, Patricia Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Jean Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy; her parents, John F. “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald and Mary Josephine Hannon Fitzgerald; her sister, Agnes Fitzgerald, and brother-in-law, Joseph Francis Gargan, Sr.; governess to the Kennedy children, Alice Cahill; nanny to the Kennedy children, Katherine Conboy; and family friends, Viscountess Nancy Astor, Kirk LeMoyne “Lem” Billings, and Mary O’Keefe. Of note are photographs of Rose and Joe, Sr., aboard the S.S. Aquitania during their voyage to New York City from Europe in 1928; the wedding of Agnes and Joseph Gargan; Joe, Jr., and Jack with their football teams at the Dexter School in Brookline, Massachusetts; and Rose and Joe, Sr., with actor Fred Thomson and screenwriter Frances Marion in California. Original handwritten inscriptions are written in black ink and pencil on the versos of some photographs. This photograph album contains 81 photographic prints.