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Black and white photograph of an Oak Cliff business closed after the shooting

Object Number: 2006.020.0011
Category: Photographs
Photographer: Jim Walker
Type of Object: Photograph (b&w)
Dimensions: 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (8.3 x 12.1 cm)
Medium: Paper
Black and white photograph of a "closed" sign hung in an Oak Cliff business shortly after President Kennedy was assassinated. The handwritten sign reads, "Closed in Memory off J.F.K. will open sat at 8:00 AM". Photographer Jim Walker noted this was a film store a few doors down from the Texas Theatre.
Curator's Notes

This amateur photograph of a store near the Texas Theatre was taken by Jim Walker, a mail sorter at the Terminal Annex building in Dealey Plaza. Walker took photos of the motorcade from the corner of Main and Market Street. Following the assassination, he also photographed the scene at Dealey Plaza and outside the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff.  Mr. Walker, who donated all of his images to the Museum in 2006, recorded an oral history about his experiences on June 6, 2006. - Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator 

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