Vintage 1961 John F. Kennedy Inauguration Framed Portrait
Among the most popular U.S. Presidents in history, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was sworn into office as our 35th President on the frigid day of Jan. 20, 1961. This iconic lithographic, original photo was taken by one of the most famous photographer of the era, Fabian Bachrach Jr.
Fabian Bachrach Jr., born in 1917 ( the same year as Kennedy himself ), was part of the famed Bachrach family of Massachusetts, which still owns the renowned Bachrach Studios, among the oldest and most respected photography companies in the world. It was established in 1868.
Fabian, like Kennedy, attended Harvard University and was a Kennedy family "insider." Hence, he was asked to shoot this iconic portrait of the newly elected president. Virtually overnight it became the official White House photograph and perhaps the most famous American portrait of the 20th Century. It has been reproduced millions of times, in thousands of venues.
It is the one indeed that made Fabian's career, although his portfolio is filled with photographs of prominent individuals, famous celebrities, politicians and presidents, including Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. That file also includes Gandhi, King Faisal, Joe DiMaggio and Muhammad Ali. He also photographed Jackie Kennedy herself and later husband Aristotle Onassis.
Fabian Bachrach passed away in 2010 and left behind a small cache of these original 1961 color portraits. Each, from 54 years ago, is in its original mint condition, free of any blemishes or imperfections; each bears Fabian Bachrach's facsimile signature in the bottom right hand corner.
Each of these portraits, on wonderful sturdy stock paper, measures approximately 9 x 10 and comes professionally double matted and framed to a size of 12 x 15 -- perfect for the office wall.