Then and Now: John F. Kennedy in and around Boston
November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A photographer documented how much has changed in Boston, Hyannis Port and many other places JFK visited. Click any where in the photos below to move the slider to compare today with history. [Check out Now & Then photos of JFK in Dallas]
A combination photo shows U.S. President John F. Kennedy sitting in a rowboat with his son John F. Kennedy Jr. on Bailey's Beach in Newport, Rhode Island in a White House handout photo taken September 15, 1963 and waves lapping on the same spot at Bailey's Beach on November 11, 2013.
A combination photo shows then U.S. Congressman and future U.S. President John F. Kennedy walking in the Bunker Hill Day Parade in Charlestown on June 17, 1950 and pedestrians crossing Bunker Hill Street in the same spot on November 10, 2013.
A combination photo shows then U.S. President John F. Kennedy shaking hands after attending Mass at St. Francis Xavier Chapel in Boston on October 20, 1963 and pedestrians walking past a storefront in the same spot on Newbury Street in Boston on November 10, 2013.
A combination photo shows then United States Congressman John F. Kennedy walking through the Boston Public Garden while campaigning for the U.S. Senate with then U.S. President Harry Truman in October 1952 and pedestrians walking across the same spot on November 10, 2013.
A combination photo shows John F. Kennedy campaigning for the United States Congress under a statue of Paul Revere in Boston in June 1946 and a tour guide dressed as a British soldier from the U.S. Revolutionary War leading a tour past the same statue on November 15, 2013.
A combination photo shows a young John F. Kennedy (second from right) and his grandparents talking to a priest outside St. Stephen's Church in the North End in June 1946 and a pedestrian crossing the street at the same spot outside of St. Stephen's on November 10, 2013.
A combination photo shows U.S. President John F. Kennedy, his brother U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy and his daughter Caroline watching as President Kennedy's longtime friend Lem Billings launches a toy sailboat given to Caroline by Italian president Antonio Sengi on the beach behind the family's home in Hyannis Port on July 5, 1963 and a woman walking her dog on the beach at the same spot November 14, 2013.
A combination photo shows a banner for the U.S. Senate campaign of then United States Congressman John F. Kennedy hanging over Main Street in Wakefield in 1952 and a pedestrian walking in the same spot on November 9, 2013.
A combination photo shows then United States Senator John F. Kennedy surrounded by people outside the Town Hall in Methuen in 1958 and the old Town Hall building now occupied by small businesses on November 9, 2013.