A native of Poland, Peiperl immigrated to the United States in 1953. He worked as an assistant photographer at the 1959 wedding of Jackie Kennedy’s sister, Lee Bouvier, and later captured a color home movie of President-elect Kennedy shortly after the 1960 election. Peiperl donated his film to the Museum in 2008. Recorded July 18, 2008, and July 27, 2009.
Mr. Peiperl passed away on November 29, 2019.