Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!

Photograph of John F. Kennedy  From Our Archives

“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”

- Sir Winston Churchill

Happy Fourth of July from The Daily Prep


Cranky Yankee said...

Another great picture, Muffy. Thank you.

This morning, I'm heading down to the town square to see the Artillery Company (chartered in 1741) in period uniforms fire salutes and to hear the Declaration of Independence read from the Colony House as it has been nearly every year since 1776.

Happy Independence Day everyone.

HHH said...

Happy 4th to you, too, Muffy.

Chris from New Hampshire said...

Let's see - The quintessential "preppy" politician (JFK) in an activity earned on the Fourth of July (Democracy) with a classic New England structure in the background (Church) framed by a commentary from a person (Winnie) from the country we fought against but via a time period where we both were the closest of allies and that inspired the Prep aesthetic. Very Daily Prep!

Anonymous said...

This is a great photo, reminiscent of the campaign images from Life magazine. In spite of all that is now known of his imperfections, President Kennedy remains an inspiring figure. His real legacy, though, is more than imagery. It can be found in the Peace Corps, the US space program, and the on-going struggle to control the proliferation of nuclear weapons through peaceful means.

Squeeze said...

Jack Kennedy smack in the middle of the New Haven Green. Happy Fourth a day later!

Tom Conroy said...

I'm guessing that is a photograph taken in early November 1960. I think that because I still have a surprisingly vivid memory of being taken by my parents to stand by Edgewood Park on Whalley Ave. in New Haven to wave to a politician whose significance I hardly understood. I still remember his red hair and smiling face. He was on his way to give a speech on the Green later that morning. Much later that night he spoke to a crowd estimated to be 50000 on the Waterbury Green. It was the eve of the November 1960 election. He promised the crowd that night that if he was elected President he would come back in 1962. He kept that promise and in 1962 he promised to come back to Connecticut again on election eve 1964. Of course, he never did come back.