AN EXHIBITION of photographs at the Peabody Institute reveals details of the early married life of John and Jacqueline Kennedy -- a poignant glimpse of good times for the 37-year-old senator and his 25-year-old wife.
It is the first time that these photographs, taken in May, 1954, by Mexican-American Orlando Suero, have been shown publicly. Most of them remain unpublished as well. They are part of the collection of Kennedy photographs which Max Lowenherz donated to the Institute in 1989.
At the time the photos were taken, Lowenherz owned Three Lions Picture Agency in New York. Suero, his staff photographer, persuaded him that a series of black and white photographs about the life of the young senator in Washington would serve as a very marketable photo essay. However, only a few newspapers ran any of the photographs. Ten photographs from the series were also used in "John Fitzgerald Kennedy . . . As We Knew Him," a book which is out of print.