Preparations for the 1960 Presidential elections in the United States. Claire Angle and Governor of California Goodwin Jess Knight on a podium during a Republican Party meeting. Republican Senator William Knowland signs a document. Senator John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert Kennedy amidst a large crowd. In New York people celebrate the victory of Republican Nelson Rockefeller over Governor Averill Harriman.
Election campaign advertisement for President John F Kennedy. Hand holds a banner that reads 'Kennedy'. Picture of John F Kennedy with signs that read 'Greatness', 'Leader for the 60's'. Collage with pictures of President Kennedy and other well known American leaders, and also with state and city names: 'Indiana', 'NewYork', 'Oregon', 'Illinois', 'Ohio', 'Michigan', 'Texas' and 'California'. Hands with banners that read, 'Kennedy for President'. Picture of President John F Kennedy with wife Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and daughter Caroline Kennedy. Ad features background chorus singing a two stanza jingle with "Kennedy" chorus including stanza lines, "Do you want a man for President who's seasoned through and through, but not so doggone seasoned that he won't try something new? A man who's old enough to know and young enough to do? Well it's up to you it's up to you, it's strictly up to you. Do you like a man who answers straight, a man who's always fair? Well measure him against the others and when you compare, you'll cast your vote for Kennedy and the change that's overdue, so it's up to you, it's up to you, it's strictly up to you." Campaign advertisement features vintage 1960's television advertising style.
Presidential election of November 8, 1960. Voting for the Presidential election underway in United States. President Eisenhower arrives at a firehouse in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania via helicopter to cast his vote. His wife, Mamie Eisenhower, also casts her vote. Senator John F. Kennedy and wife Jacqueline cast their votes at the Boston Public Library. Republican candidate Richard Nixon and wife Pat Nixon cast their votes in California. Republican Vice Presidential candidate Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. votes. Senator Lyndon Johnson is also seen voting. Ballots are fed into a ballot box marked 'Town of Barnstable' Kenned Kennedy with his wife and daughter appear before the press at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port Massachusetts as he leads the race for the White House. News that Kennedy is pulling ahead in the race is seen on a scrolling text marquee aka 'The Zipper' mounted on New York Times building at One Times Square in New York. A reported watches wire reports printing from Associated Press machines. Richard Nixon at a public meeting accepts his defeat and assures his support for Kennedy. Votes being counted and Kennedy wins the election. A man views the front page of the New York Mirror newspaper with headline, 'EXTRA KENNEDY!' 'John F. Kennedy after winning the election. He addresses a public meeting. He accepts Nixon's greetings and talks about making a supreme effort to take America out of difficult times.
The 1960 Presidential Election in the United States. A television broadcast showing Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy's lead in the Presidential Election. A correspondent recording figures on a sheet of paper. The returns in a tabulating machine checked by Kennedy's press secretary. The interiors of the press headquarters of the Democratic Presidential candidate in Massachusetts. Men and women viewing a television. The television commentator announces that Republican Presidential Richard Nixon is about to make a statement. A clock showing 3.20 AM. Richard Nixon with his wife Pat Nixon in California, standing behind a podium in front of a tally board which shows Presidential Election summary. Nixon waves at the crowd. His speech being broad casted on television. Richard Nixon says that if Kennedy goes on to win the election and becomes the President of the United States then Kennedy will have his whole hearted support. The crowd cheering and applauding. Nixon waving at the crowd. Men and women going out of a building. Vacant chairs in the Republican Party headquarters. A tally board showing figures of the election results. A few men and women in the headquarters.
Children at school cafeteria lunchroom in a school. A boy selects food from the lunch line offerings and puts it on his tray. Building of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ramshackle buildings along rural roadways. A small power plant. Sign announcing future home of Loudoun County campus of the Northern Virginia Community College. A childrens Hospital under construction. A new campus under construction for the Mercer County Community College. A mother and baby. A newborn baby being brought to car from hospital, by a nurse. Area of heavy industry. Contaminated beach in Mendocino County California. A working cowboy with rope lariat. A golfer on golf links. A farmer plowing behind a mule. A large piece of farm equipment in operation. A small ferry moving several cars across a river. Low aerial view of 1960s cars on a network of highways.
The 1960 Presidential Election in the United States. A helicopter landing on a field in Pennsylvania. U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower with officials disembarks from the helicopter. Photographers taking pictures of the President. The President shaking hands with a few officials. Cars parked outside a building. The Barlow Firemen's Hall building. President Eisenhower standing with the officials inside the hall. Photographers taking pictures. A clock showing 7 O' clock. The President takes a ballot paper from an officer at a polling station and goes inside an area separated by a curtain and casts his vote. The President puts the ballot paper in a ballot box. President's wife Mamie Eisenhower casting her vote in the polling booth. Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. and his wife at a polling booth in Maryland viewing polling procedures. A woman officer showing a polling machine to the dignitaries. Republican Presidential candidate Richard Nixon and his wife Pat Nixon cast their votes at a polling station in a town in California. They put ballot papers in a ballot box. Democratic Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy casting their votes at a polling booth in Boston, Massachusetts. Several reporters taking pictures at the booth. Boards on buildings indicating a legal holiday on the election day. People entering a building to cast their votes. Burmese Ambassador to the U.S. at a polling booth in New York. View of Burmese officials. People in a queue at polling booths on the election day to cast votes. The U.S. flag and people at a polling booth.