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Black and white photograph of the Texas School Book Depository

Object Number: 2006.020.0006
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 of the Texas School Book Depository taken hours after the assassination. The photographer stood on the south side of Dealey Plaza, looking north. According to the clock on the Hertz sign on top of the building, this picture was taken at 2:57 p.m. The photographer used a blue-ink pen to indicate the southeast corner window on the sixth floor.

Curator's Notes

This amateur photograph of the Texas School Book Depository 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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