by Samantha Sunderland | November 21st, 2013
(Photo courtesy Washington State Archives)
This Nov. 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. As the world reflects on the late president’s life and legacy, the Washington State Archives is presenting photos of the president during his visits to our Washington in the early 1960s.
The photo shown above is part of the Archives’ Evelyn Johnson Collection. The picture helps document Kennedy’s last trip to Washington state, made in September of 1963, just two months before he was murdered in Dallas. In the photo, Gov. Albert Rosellini and U.S. Sen. Warren Magnuson accompany Kennedy at Sea-Tac Airport.