John F. Kennedy campaigning Door-to-Door in West Virginia (1960) (640×793)
The photo was taken for a May 9, 1960 LIFE magazine article.
He was campaigning in West Virginia in advance of the state’s May 10th primary. I am not certain but based on another photo in the article, I think this was in Omar, West Virginia on April 25 when Kennedy, traveling in a private automobile in preference to the chartered bus which carried members of his staff and newsmen, stopped at several tiny communities en route from Williamson, West Virginia to Logan, West Virginia to greet and chat with people in their yards and on their front porches.
The Omar coal mines which had opened in 1914 were closed in 1954. So he the conversation was probably about unemployment.