The Kennedy Family
© William Hustler and Georgina Hustler / National Portrait Gallery, London
The Kennedy Family
by Dorothy Wilding
bromide press print, 1939
7 1/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (180 mm x 248 mm)
Given by the photographer's sister, Susan Morton, 1976
Artistback to top
- Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976), Photographer. Artist associated with 2157 portraits, Sitter in 30 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 USA. 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.
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (American Embassy, 14 Princes Gate, Kensington, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- The World's Most Photographed (6 June 2005 - 23 October 2005)
Events of 1939back to top
Current affairsBritain goes to war. The German invasion of Poland demonstrated that the policy of appeasement had failed. After refusing to meet Britain's ultimatum to withdraw troops, Britain and France declared war on Germany. The Second World War had begun.
Art and scienceThe Sutton Hoo burial ship is discovered. Apparently following a dream, Mrs Pretty invited the archaeologist Basil Brown to investigate a series of burial mounds on her estate on the banks of the river Deben in Suffolk. The excavation revealed an Anglo-Saxon burial, uncovering the most significant horde of early medieval artefacts found in Britain (now housed at the British Museum).
InternationalThe Second World War begins. Germany's invasion of Poland prompted Britain and France to declare war forming the core of the Allied powers. As part of the Soviet-Nazi Pact, the Soviet Union joined the war on the German side, helping, with Italy, to form the Axis Powers. Poland was soon overpowered and the Baltic Republics and Finland were invaded by the Soviet Union.
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