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Image of 1964 FBI reenactment in Dealey Plaza

Object Number: 2008.015.0015
Category: Photographs
Photographer: Malcolm E. Barker
Type of Object: Slide
Dimensions: 2 x 2 in. (5.1 x 5.1 cm)
Medium: Film
Photographic slide of FBI/Secret Service reenactment of the Kennedy assassination in Dealey Plaza, May 24, 1964. The car used to represent the president's limousine heads west on Elm Street; behind the car FBI officials take measurements.

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 north side of Dealey Plaza and part of the triple underpass are visible in the background.

Curator's Notes

A native of Great Britain, Malcolm Barker was living in California at the time of the Kennedy assassination in 1963.  Six months after the assassination, Barker took a cross-country bus tour of the United States.  During a stop in Dallas, he happened to be visiting Dealey Plaza with his camera on May 24, 1964, when this FBI reenactment took place.  Barker recorded an oral history about his experiences and donated his original slides and other materials to the Museum in 2008.  - Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator

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