Photos of the President with cake (John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum)

JPat Brown filed this request with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum of the United States of America.


From: JPat Brown

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All photographs either taken by White House photographers or otherwise held by the Library which include or feature the president and a cake, birthday or otherwise.

I am journalist who writes extensively about FBI files -, which have received national and international attention -

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


JPat Brown

From: JFK.AVArchives

Dear Mr. Brown,

We have received your request here in the Audiovisual Archives. We try to
answer all questions in the order that they are received, so I am placing
your request in our research queue. Someone from this office will get back
to you once we have had a chance to do some research.

Maryrose Grossman

AV Archives Research

John F. Kennedy Presidential

Library and Museum


From: JFK.AVArchives

Dear JPat Brown,

We have many pictures of John F. Kennedy with cakes. You can view some on
our website, for which I have provided the links (below). If you see any
images that you find to your liking on our website, please click the "about
images" tab and provide us with the accession number. The photographs with
the links provided are all in the public domain.

There are other photographs that we have in our collection which are not
accessible online.I have provided you with a brief description of the
photographs and their copyright information. If any seem of interest to
you, I can send you low-resolution scans so that you may view them. If you
would like a copyrighted image, it will be your responsibility to contact
the copyright holder to obtain permission for the use of the photographs.

We can send you high resolution 600 dpi TIFF or 300 dpi JPEG files at
$26.00 per image. We will send the images to you electronically via
WeTransfer. If you would like to order a reproduction of any images, please
provide us with your credit card information and the accession numbers of
the photos by calling us at 617-514-1622.

Online links to Kennedy with cakes:

-President Kennedy aboard the USS Northampton:

-Birthday Party for Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy, Jr.:

-Second Inaugural Salute to the President Dinner:

-Trip to New York City: Madison Square Garden, Birthday Salute to President
Kennedy: http://

Kennedy with cakes in our collection:

-Kennedy cutting cake at wedding: PX70-25: Copyright unknown
-Kennedy cutting cake at wedding: PX85-27: Copyright unknown
-Kennedy in Ireland: PX77-23-1157: Copyright AP Wirephoto
-Kennedy in Ireland: ST-C232-3-63: Public domain
-Kennedy during primaries: PX76-27: Copyright LIFE magazine
-Kennedy at Delaware Democratic convention: PX94-51:303: Copyright AP
-Birthday party for President Kennedy aboard the Sequoia: KN-C28810: Public
-Kennedy in office with cake: Copyright LOOK magazine
-Kennedy at National Guard Armory: PX72-15 Copyright unknown
-Kennedy by large cake: PX73-67:3: Copyright unknown
-Kennedy at desk with cake: PX65-105:11: Copyright LOOK magazine
-Kennedy at table with slice of cake: AR6220-A: Public domain
-Kennedy cutting cake in Germany: KN-C29216: Public domain
-Kennedy with large cake, 1956: PX70-20: Copyright New Bedford Standard

Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

Jacqueline Gertner
AV Archives
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

From: JPat Brown

Thank you so much for the quick response - would it be possible for you to send over the low-resolution scans? I'm very interested. Thanks again!

From: JFK.AVArchives

Dear JPat Brown,

I have attached the low-resolution images of President John F. Kennedy with
cake to this email. In my previous email I left off a link to the website
of two images of JFK with cake:

If you would like high-resolution scans of any of the images, please call
us at 617-514-1622. Please let us know if you have any questions or

Jacqueline Gertner
AV Archives
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

From: JPat Brown


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

JPat Brown