For more than forty-five years the the authenticity of a photo of Lee Harvey Oswald in his backyard has disputed. Oswald said it was fake. And JFK conspiracy theorists — who believe the assassination was part of a government plot — cite it as a key piece of evidence in their case”
Better make that “a few JFK conspiracy theorists,” I don’t know of any working JFK journalist or published historian who says the Oswald backyard photos are “key” to understanding the case.
“The claim goes that Oswald’s pose is physically implausible, and that there are inconsistencies in the lighting, shadows, geometry, and proportions of the image. Any evidence of tampering in the photo would naturally be used as evidence for a conspiracy — as unlikely as that remains. But two separate US inquiries have dismissed such claims. And now a study from Dartmouth College has used digital image forensics and 3D modeling to confirm the inquiries’ findings, and prove that Oswald’s pose in the picture is indeed plausible.”