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The White House Photographs collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library is comprised of approximately 30,000 photos taken by three principal photographers. The collection documents the President's activities at the White House and his official trips; the President and his family at the White House, at other residences, on vacations, and at other non-official times; Administration officials and members of the Congress; White House staff and visitors to the White House; and White House rooms and grounds.

To date, the Kennedy Library has digitized and cataloged approximately 11,000 still images from its White House Photographs collection, and we're asking you to help us catalog more! Despite thorough research, our metadata catalogers have been unable to identify certain people pictured in photographs, and we are eager to tap into the knowledge of historians, former Kennedy administration officials, and anyone else who may be willing to contribute information. We're sharing a small subset of images in the hope that other JFK experts can help us identify these administration staff members and associates.

To submit information regarding a photograph, please sign in to your Flickr account and post a comment, making sure to include any relevant sources. Our catalogers will review the comments submitted by users and incorporate that information into our metadata when applicable. Creating a Flickr account is easy and free. We look forward to hearing from you!"