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Adam Peiperl film

Object Number: 2008.007.0001
Category: Films
Photographer: Adam Peiperl
Type of Object: Film, 8mm
Dimensions: Gauge: 8mm; Camera Speed: 16 fps
Medium: Film
Original 8mm color home movie filmed by photographer and sculptor Adam Peiperl. Peiperl filmed president-elect Kennedy, surrounded by reporters and Secret Service, leaving his Georgetown home a few days after the 1960 election. On Friday, January 20, 1961, Peiperl filmed his TV screen and captured excerpts of Kennedy's inauguration. Many dignitaries can be seen including Dwight Eisenhower, Robert Kennedy, Adlai Stevenson, Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Sam Rayburn, Earl Warren, Marian Anderson, and Robert Frost.

Curator's Notes

A professional artist and photographer, Mr. Peiperl recorded oral histories with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in 2008 and 2009. - Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator

The woman waving at the camera after Kennedy left the townhouse is Martha Peiperl, Adam's wife. - Gary Mack, Curator

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