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Image of 1964 FBI reenactment in Dealey Plaza

Object Number: 2008.015.0004
Category: Photographs
Photographer: Malcolm E. Barker
Type of Object: Slide
Dimensions: 2 x 2 in. (5.1 x 5.1 cm)
Medium: Film
Description
Photographic slide of the FBI/Secret Service reenactment of the Kennedy assassination in Dealey Plaza on May 24, 1964. Visible in the background is the entrance to the Texas School Book Depository on Elm Street.

The car used to represent the president's limousine in the reenactment was actually the Secret Service car that had been directly behind the presidential limousine in the motorcade on November 22, 1963. The man at left is Dallas County surveyor Robert West, who assisted investigators.
Curator's Notes

A sign in the door reads, "No Admittance except on official business".  The Texas School Book Depository Company put it there after the assassination to discourage tourists and curiosity-seekers from interrupting business operations.  - Gary Mack, Curator

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