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Contact Sheet 2 from the Dallas Times Herald Collection

Object Number: 1989.100.0062
Category: Photographs
Photographer: William Allen
Type of Object: Contact sheet
Dimensions: Overall: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Medium: Film
One black and white photographic contact sheet showing positive images for four separate negative strips. All of the images on this page were taken by Dallas Times Herald photographer William Allen on November 22, 1963.

Photographers would develop a single sheet with images from multiple negative strips in order to see all the images at once and thus be better able to compare them and to select the best ones for publication. In this particular instance, the top two negative strips are represented elsewhere in the Museum's Dallas Times Herald Collection. The bottom two rows of images are only represented here on this contact sheet. Red marks on the contact sheet indicate images that the photographer and his editor were interested in seeing again, possibly developed in a larger format, possibly to be printed.

The first row of images, showing a police officer outside the Texas School Book Depository, the building and the intersection of Elm and Houston streets, is from Negative Strip 26 (1989.100.0026.0007 through 1989.100.0026.0012).

The second row of images, showing the crime scene on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, is from Negative Strip 23 (1989.100.0023.0014 through 1989.100.0023.0019).

The third and fourth rows, showing Lt. J.C. "Carl" Day leaving the Book Depository with the rifle and other activity in Dealey Plaza, are unique images, not repeated elsewhere within the Dallas Times Herald Collection. (1989.100.0062.0001 through 1989.100.0062.0012).
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