JFK November 22, 1963

JFK November 22, 1963: A Bystander’s View of History. When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, the event and its aftermath were transmitted to a stunned nation via photography and television. Many of the key news photographs from those days were taken by amateur photographers, or happenstance bystanders, rather than by professional photojournalists.

jfk1963Governor John Connally, Nellie Connally, President John F. Kennedy, and Jacqueline Kennedy in presidential limousine, Dallas], November 22, 1963, Unidentified Photographer. (International Center of Photography)
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