page 1 of 1 Back.George Christian FilmObject Number: 2008.016.0001Category: FilmsPhotographer: Dr. George ChristianType of Object: Film, 8mmDate: 11/25/1963Credit Line: George and Nancy Christian Collection/The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey PlazaDimensions: Gauge: 8mm; Camera Speed: 18 fpsMedium: Film, FilmDescriptionOriginal 8mm color home movie of President Kennedy's funeral procession in Washington, D. C. shot by Dr. George Christian. The movie shows the White House and Treasury Department buildings on November 25, 1963, the day of President Kennedy's funeral. Then, on Pennsylvania Avenue near what is now Freedom Park, Christian caught the funeral cortege as it proceeded to Arlington National Cemetery. Near the front of the funeral cortege, behind the president's casket, came the symbolic "riderless horse," Black Jack, followed by members of the Kennedy family in cars. Similar scenes appeared on live TV, but only as black and white images.Curator's NotesDr. George Christian was a private assigned to US Army Intelligence at the Pentagon in 1963. He recorded an oral history with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza on October 28, 2008. - Stephen Fagin, Associate CuratorTags Black Jack Christian, Dr. George Films Funerals Home movie Kennedy, John F. All requests for permission to reproduce, publish or broadcast materials in this collection must be submitted to the Museum's registrar, using the Rights & Reproductions Request Form. Inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.