In this Universal Newsreel footage from December 12, 1960, the Kennedy family leave their Georgetown home for Palm Beach, Florida. Onlookers are on hand to try to catch a glimpse of John F. Kennedy Jr., then less than a month old.
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Date: December 12, 1960
Original Title: News in Brief: Washington, D.C.
Film Type: Black and White / Sound
Credit: MCA/Universal Films
Archival Source: National Archives / 200-UN / 33-100
Transcript / Shot List
In Georgetown, a hopeful crowd waits for a glimpse of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr., First Baby-to-be who is whisked by, heavily swaddled against the sub-freezing weather.
The President-elect [John F. Kennedy] and Mrs. [Jackie] Kennedy follow to the car.
After leaving the hospital, the First Lady-to-be made a brief visit to the White House for a housekeeping briefing by Mrs. [Mamie] Eisenhower.
Now the President-elect and family are headed for Palm Beach [Florida], with Mrs. Kennedy appearing in good health and good spirits and the baby back up to his original weight of 6 lbs 3 ozs.
In this Universal Newsreel footage from December 12, 1960, onlookers and reporters wait to catch a glimpse of a heavily swaddled John F. Kennedy Jr., the First Baby-Elect, as the family leaves their Georgetown home to head off to Palm Beach. JFK Jr was born on November 25.