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Four photographers remember November 22

Four young photographers working for the daily newspaper Dallas Times Herald in 1963 were assigned to the team tasked with capturing the President’s much-anticipated visit to Dallas. They’ll be talking about their memories of that day on Tuesday, November 17 at 7 pm at The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas.

Tickets are $25.

 

Tableau of disaster

President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline arrive in Dallas on November 22, 1963. As captured by White House photographer Arthur Rickerby, the first couple exude a charismatic style that did not impress or deter his enemies. The handsome head, the red, white and blue palette, the exploding roses, the uniformed onlookers compose a tableau of imminent disaster. The breakdown in presidential security is almost complete, thanks in part to the CIA’s mishandling (or manipulation) of a man named Oswald. Their limousine awaits.

The photo is part of an archival photography exhibition about JFK that will go up in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 25. Read more

In JFK’s motorcade

What was it like to be there that day? AP photographer Bob Jackson tells his story of riding in the motorcade in Dallas on Nov. 22, seeing a rifle in the 6th floor window, and people gathering on the grassy knoll. You are there. (HT Sixth Floor Museum)