There have been countless books, TV shows and movies made in the intervening five or so decades about this exact moment of time. The images captured on November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, both tragic and iconic, would sear themselves into the American psyche.
Whether you agreed with the findings of the Warren Commission or you’re part of the 61% who still believe there was some grand conspiracy afoot, the photos presented here give us a window into a day in American history that would change the country and culture forever.
President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally and his wife Nellie relax in the presidential limousine as it slowly makes its way through the cheering crowds of Dealey Plaza. One last smile for the camera, oblivious to the part they’re about to play in American history.
Victor Hugo King/Library of Congress