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Unknown [Portrait of Senator John F. Kennedy during televised presidential debates]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09805.04 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Photograph Date: 26 September 1960 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 25.4 x 20.3 cm.

One black-and-white portrait of Senator John F. Kennedy dated September 26, 1960. Image is a 2/3 view of Kennedy's face and shoulders during presidential debates with Richard M. Nixon.

The 1960 U.S. presidential election was the first time that debates were featured on-air. Kennedy debated with then Vice President Richard M. Nixon. This was known as the first "Great Debate" since Abraham Lincoln debated Stephen Douglas in 1858.

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