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Black and white photograph of flag at half-staff hours after the assassination

Object Number: 2006.020.0012
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
Description
Black and white photograph showing an American flag at half-staff at the Oak Cliff post office in Dallas. The photograph was taken by Jim Walker a few hours after the assassination of President Kennedy.

Curator's Notes

This amateur photograph of a flag at half-staff 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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