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Image of investigators in the southeast corner windows of the Book Depository

Object Number: 2004.058.0397.0001
Category: Photographs
Photographer: Bill Winfrey
Type of Object: Negative (b&w)
Date: 1964
Dimensions: 1 1/2 x 1 in. (3.8 x 2.5 cm)
Medium: Film
Description
Original black and white 35mm negative on Kodak Tri X Pan Film taken by Dallas Morning News photographer Bill Winfrey. A man is visible in the open southeast corner window of the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository; he is holding a rifle. Several men are also visible through the open windows on the fifth floor.

The men were acting as part of the investigative visit made by the Warren Commission to Dallas in 1964.
Curator's Notes

President Kennedy's assassin fired from the corner window on the sixth floor.  Warren Commission investigators appear in both the sixth floor window and in the fifth floor window directly below.  On November 22, 1963, two Book Depository employees watched the president's motorcade from this fifth floor window and heard shells hit the floor above them. - Gary Mack, Curator

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