In the year that’s passed since the centennial of his birth, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has been hard at work digitizing and publishing no less than 1,700 fragile nitrate negatives from the Kennedy family’s personal collection. Now, it’s clear that it was well worth the wait; altogether, the online photo book of sorts paints a rare portrait of the family that’s so arrestingly intimate, they come across as snapshots of your neighbors, rather than some of the most storied figures in America. Beginning just before the birth of John F. Kennedy and leading up to the early 1950s, the photos do, after all, skip out on most of the family tragedy, stopping a decade short of his and Bobby’s assassinations. There’s no hint of their future or even the White House, though, to be found in the photos of the brothers, whether crammed into a miniature wagon or shirtless on the beach. Indeed, even their mysterious sister, Rosemary Kennedy, is all smiles in the snapshots taken in what turned out to be the years before her ill-fated lobotomy, everywhere from Ireland to Palm Beach. Take a look back at those scenes and more from the good ole days, here.