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35mm color slide of presidential motorcade on Cedar Springs Road

Object Number: 2012.080.0002
Category: Photographs
Photographer: Jack A. Titus
Type of Object: Slide
Dimensions: 2 × 2 in. (5.1 × 5.1 cm)
Medium: Film, cardboard
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 second 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 its front and passenger sides. The Secret Service follow-up car is directly behind it, and two Dallas Police motorcycles can be seen on the driver's side. President and Mrs. Kennedy can be seen clearly in the back seat. Governor Connally, partially obscured, has turned to his right and is waving with his left hand. The U.S. and presidential flags are clearly visible on the front of the limousine.

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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