Monday, May 30, 2011

Kennedy Compound

Here in the land of Oz we are two weeks in to the somewhat controversial eight part mini-series The Kennedys.  So far, a great deal of the action has taken place on their six acre estate in Hyannis, Massachusetts, (most commonly referred to as The Kennedy Compound) where JFK's election campaign for president was run.  I thought it was a good excuse to take a look at the homes of the beautiful compound overlooking Nantucket Sound

Where it all began, Ambassador Joseph Kennedy's house (or the main house), probably the most photographed and easily recognisable home of the compound.

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A family portrait inside.

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All grown up now.

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Edward Kennedy with his parents, Rose and an ailing Joseph.

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During Jack's campaign.

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Later on, Eunice, Jackie, Kara (Ted's daughter), Ted & Ethel on the lawn of the main house.

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Ted and his second wife Vicki are the last of the Kennedy family to live in the main house.

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A postcard with photos of the homes on the compound.

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John and Jackie soak up the sun at Ted's original house in 1963.

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Robert Kennedy's home on a postcard...


...and here.

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Jack walks with his children in front of Bobby's house in 1963.

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The outside of John and Jackie's house as photographed for another postcard..

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...and the interior.

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Jackie reads to Caroline in her bedroom...

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...and for a photo op on the lawn.

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President Kennedy drives some of the younger generation around the compound in September, 1962.

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The Kennedys screens here on Sunday nights at 8:30 on ABC1.


Preview here:


I'm a bit of a Kennedy nut so am really enjoying it.
Nicolex

14 comments:

  1. what a great post - I'll have to look out for the kennedy's show. Did you get anything at CR???

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  2. Love this post Nicole, I missed the second episode, I'll have to watch it on iview as I loved the first one. Loved all the cool old photos you found!
    Jxx

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  3. Sunday nights, 8:30pm on ABC 1 Annie. And yes, I shopped up a storm at the CR sale :)

    Thanks Janette, I missed the first episode actually and bought it on iTunes to catch up before the second screened.

    Nx

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  4. Wow, this was a great round-up of Kennedy pics. Many of these I haven't seen before!! Thanks for stopping by - I too am now following you!!

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  5. Thanks for sharing these interesting photos. I'm loving the Sunday night series. Ange

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