50 Years After His Election, J.F.K. Goes Digital

When John F. Kennedy was elected president 50 years ago, life—and technology—was much different. This brief look, found over at the Big Picture, is part of a massive $10 million effort to digitize the JFK Library photo archives.

50 Years After His Election, J.F.K. Goes Digital

Yes, that's a toy gun in that little kid's hand. Can you imagine this scene ever happening again with a modern day president?

50 Years After His Election, J.F.K. Goes Digital

Photographer Paul Schutzer takes aim at his colleagues during Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign in Illinois.

50 Years After His Election, J.F.K. Goes Digital

President Kennedy peers into the space capsule during a 1962 medla presentation to astronaut Col. John Glenn, Jr. Perhaps you've heard of him too?

50 Years After His Election, J.F.K. Goes Digital

The space program was a integral part of the Kennedy Administration. Seen here are President Kennedy with Florida Senator George Smathers, looking up at a Saturn Rocket. [The Big Picture]