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35mm color slide of presidential motorcade on Cedar Springs Road

Object Number: 2012.080.0004
Category: Photographs
Photographer: Jack A. Titus
Type of Object: Slide
Dimensions: 2 × 2 in. (5.1 × 5.1 cm)
Medium: Film, cardboard
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 fourth 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. In this slide, the presidential limousine is directly in front of the photographer and most of the party is facing the camera. President and Mrs. Kennedy and Governor and Mrs. Connally can all be seen clearly. The red and yellow roses held by the ladies are also visible. Secret Service Agents Roy Kellerman and William Greer, in the front seat of the car, are in shadow or obscured by the windshield.

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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