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Image of Judge Joe B. Brown during the Jack Ruby trial

Object Number: 2004.058.0252.0002
Category: Photographs
Photographer: Bill Winfrey
Type of Object: Negative (b&w)
Date: 1964
Dimensions: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (5.7 x 5.7 cm)
Medium: Film
Original black and white negative on Kodak Safety Film taken by Dallas Morning News photographer Bill Winfrey. The image shows Judge Joe B. Brown surrounded by reporters and cameramen in a courthouse hallway during the Jack Ruby trial.
Curator's Notes

Recognizing that the Jack Ruby trial would likely attract much media attention, Judge Joe B. Brown hired the Sam Bloom Agency in Dallas to coordinate press registration and serve as his personal media representative. Ironically, the Bloom Agency had coordinated public relations for President Kennedy's visit to Dallas in November 1963. - Stephen Fagin, Curator

The man in the white shirt is likely ABC News photographer Jim Davidson, who also filmed Ruby shooting Oswald. - Gary Mack, Curator

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