Follow three professional photographers as they scramble to record the most dramatic and far-reaching news story of the last half of the twentieth century. This volume preserves the work of White House photographer Cecil Stoughton, Associated Press photographer James Altgens and Dallas free-lance photographer Jim Murray. Hear these articulate observers recount the traumatic, historic and sad events they witnessed. Examine their photo coverage in large-format, full frame images made on November 22, 1963.
This new and enlarged hard-cover volume adds 8 pages and 10 photos to the original 136 page paperback edition. Included here among the 125 photographs is coverage of the Fort Worth morning activities, the reception at Love Field in Dallas, the motorcade and assassination scene, activity at Parkland Memorial Hospital, the casket arriving back at Air Force One, the swearing-in of Lyndon Johnson as President, activity in and around Dealey Plaza and the Texas School Book Depository following the assassination, the Dallas Trade Mart, activity at the Dallas Sheriff and the Dallas Police Department, the showing of Oswald to the press, the Tippit funeral and the December bail hearing of Jack Ruby.
Also included are the circumstances relating to several later controversial photographs taken by these three photographers, including "the wink photo," Oswald in the Book Depository doorway, Ruby in Dealey Plaza, activity around the sewer cover, and the "second assassin" gun. Many of the photographs in this book have never been published before, including a newly discovered photo of the Grassy Knoll just after the shooting taken by LIFE photographer Art Rickerby from the motorcade. Photos also include scenes of the "Impeach Earl Warren" sign, Trauma Room Two, Oswald at Parkland, and portraits of Rev. Huber, Marguerite Oswald and Jack Ruby. The skill of these three professional photographers and their ability to locate themselves at the right place at the right time allows us to experience in dramatic words and with on-the-spot pictures, one of the seminal events of the 20th century history. On that day in Dallas, American history was changed forever.