On Sunday, April 7, Evergreen House will put on display five days in the life of two American icons in an exhibition of black and white photographs by Orlando Suero collectively known as Camelot at Dawn: John and Jacqueline Kennedy in Georgetown, May 1954.
Also featured in a new book of the same title by Anne Garside, these photographs, which were taken for a women’s magazine and never published, present a time capsule of the early married life of the junior senator from Massachusetts and his new wife.
Both Suero and Garside will attend the opening reception, which will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Suero’s images paint an idyllic portrait of happy young newlyweds and evoke America’s last age of innocence. Among the moments the photographer captured are the future president at work in his Senate office, tossing a football with his brother Bobby and his wife, Ethel, and oil-painting in the backyard of the couple’s townhouse. Jackie Kennedy is shown attending class at Georgetown University, proudly framing the pictures her husband has painted and preparing for her first formal dinner party.
The photographs are drawn from the Max G. Lowenherz Collection of Kennedy Photographs in the Archives of the Peabody Institute. Anne Garside, Peabody’s director of public information, is curator of the exhibition, which is underwritten by Mercantile--Safe Deposit & Trust Co.
The exhibition, which runs through June 30, will be open 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on weekends. Admission is $3. For more information, call 410-516-0341 or go to: