The Kennedy Family
1 of 2 portraits of Robert Francis Kennedy
The Kennedy Family
by Marcus Adams
gelatin silver print, 1938
10 in. x 11 7/8 in. (254 mm x 302 mm) overall
Artistback to top
- Marcus Adams (1875-1959), Photographer. Artist associated with 146 portraits, Sitter in 33 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Kathleen Agnes Cavendish (née Kennedy), Marchioness of Hartington (1920-1948), Wife of William, Marquess of Hartington; daughter of Joseph P. Kennedy; sister of John F. Kennedy. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Edward Moore Kennedy (1932-2009), American Senator. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), Thirty fifth President of the United States. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1888-1969), American ambassador to London. Sitter in 18 portraits.
- Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr (1915-1944), Naval Aviator. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968), American Senator and Attorney-General. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Rose Elizabeth Kennedy (née Fitzgerald) (1890-1995), American philanthropist and socialite; wife of Joseph Patrick Kennedy. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Rosemary Kennedy (1918-2005), Sister of American President John F. Kennedy. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Patricia Lawford (née Kennedy) (1924-2006), Socialite; sister of American President John F. Kennedy. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Jean Ann Kennedy Smith (1928-), American ambassador to Ireland. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Eunice Mary Shriver (née Kennedy) (1921-2009), Founder of Camp Shriver; sister of American President John F. Kennedy. Sitter in 2 portraits.
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Events of 1938back to top
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