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KENNEDY ASSASSINATION ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS An outstanding grouping of nine original color photographs, all but one 3 1/2" x 3 1/2", showing various scenes concerning the death of John F. Kennedy, with four of the photographs taken the very day of his assassination. Of the photographs taken on November 22nd, the most impressive photo measures 4" x 3" and shows the Kennedys and Connally in their limousine, all four facing the camera, taken just minutes before the fateful shots were fired. Another photo shows is essentially the same view, but taken from another side of the car, the third photo shows Kennedy's seat at the Dallas Trade Mart, his destination before the shooting, with the last November 22nd photo showing a group of people, one of whom was the taker of these photos, standing before the Texas School Book Depository (photo bears a small torn blister just above the sign for the building). The remaining five images were taken in the days following the assassination and show various flower tributes in Dealey Plaza, with a final photo showing Kennedy's grave at Arlington. As stated above, all of the 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" photos were shot by a photographer who had traveled with a group of people to Dallas to view the President, and thereafter had gone north to Washington to view Kennedy's grave. The limousine close-up, the first photo described above, was taken by a Dallas newspaper reporter and remained within the family until 1994. We believe all of the photos to be unpublished, with no negatives remaining. All have been double-matted along with a letter of provenance, and set into a fine wood frame. An excessively rare set of original Kennedy photographs, in overall fine condition.
Estimate $ 2,000-3,000

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