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35mm color slide of presidential motorcade on Cedar Springs Road

Object Number: 2012.080.0001
Category: Photographs
Photographer: Jack A. Titus
Type of Object: Slide
Dimensions: 2 × 2 in. (5.1 × 5.1 cm)
Medium: cardboard, Film
Description
One original 35mm Kodakcolor slide of the presidential motorcade on Cedar Springs Road in Dallas, Texas, photographed by Jack Titus on November 22, 1963 from his office building.

This slide is the first in a series of five slides of the presidential motorcade in Dallas. Each slide shows President John F. Kennedy in his limousine as the car approaches and passes the photographer. This slide shows the presidential limousine from the front; the Secret Service follow-up is car directly behind it, and Dallas Police motorcycles are flanking it on either side.

The original slide is heavily faded; this digital scan has been color corrected.

Curator's Notes

These five slides of the Kennedy motorcade were copied and widely distributed after the assassination.  For many years the photographer was unknown, but in 2012, Jack Titus's daughter, Sally Dobbie, came forward and recorded an oral history explaining that her late father, Jack A. Titus, photographed the motorcade from the roof of his office building on Cedar Springs Road.  In 2012, the Titus family donated these slides to the Museum. - Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator

 

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