Thursday, January 22, 2009

JFK and Dallas

It's believed Lee Harvey Oswald fired a bolt-action rifle from a sixth floor window in the corner of the former Texas School Book Depository and killed President John F. Kennedy as his motorcade moved west on Elm Street in Dallas at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, 1963. How many shots were actually fired and from which locations continues to be debated.

photos © Mark M. Hancock / for The National

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza visitors center features iconic images of President Kennedy in Dallas on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009.

The "Sniper's Nest" (left) remains preserved in the corner window at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. The nest is preserved inside a glassed case at the museum. The area where President Kennedy was assassinated reflects on the glass (right).

While looking from the window next to the "Sniper's Nest" at at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, a truck rolls down Elm Street past the marker for second location JFK was shot in Dallas. Reunion tower reflects the setting sun and a newer version of Dallas in the upper window.

An "X" marks the location of the first bullet to hit President Kennedy on Elm Street at Dealey Plaza in Dallas.

A sport utility vehicle rolls past John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza in Dallas. The plaza was dedicated on on June 24, 1970 to the memory of the beloved President. The monument is a cenotaph, an open tomb, designed to symbolize Kennedy's spirit of freedom.

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Anonymous said...

Well, nice post at that. But how did you manage to get the photographs? Aren't cameras banned inside? At least thats what they told me when I visited the place. I posted about my trip at my blog and have linked to this post.

Mark M. Hancock said...

With previous permission, they allow newspaper and magazine media.