Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday November 22 1963

The day started out like any other day.
Above, Scranton Tribune, November 22, 1963.
Billboard Hot 100, week ending November 23, 1963.
Ad in the Dallas Morning News, November 22, 1963.
The Kennedys arrive at Love Field Dallas, 11:30 CST. Cecil Stoughton Photo.
Invitation to a luncheon at the Dallas Trade Mart.
Motorcade at Main & Ervay, 12:22 CST. (DVP photo)
Motorcade at Main & Houston, 12:29 CST. (DVP photo)
Lee Harvey Oswald's snipers nest on the sixth floor of the Book Depository building (photo from the Dallas Municipal Archives)
Elm Street, 12:30 CST (DVP photo)
This photo was taken on Elm Street about the time the second shot was fired. Clint Hill with the sunglasses on the left front of halfback is seconds away from jumping off and running towards the presidents car, SS 100 X. Associated Press, James Altgens Photo 
Mary Moorman's Polaroid Photo
The third and fatal shot, frame 313 of the Abraham Zapruder film.
Clint Hill seconds after the fatal shot. Associated Press photo, James Altgens photo.
Scene On Elm Street, agent Lem Johns who had jumped out of his car runs to catch a ride. (DVP photo)
The race to the hospital begins, approaching the Stemmon's Freeway, west of the underpass. The Hertz clock on the Book Depository building still reads 12:30 CST. Mel McIntire photo.
Racing down the Stemmons Freeway. (DVP photo)
Merriman Smith was in the press car and quickly grabbed the radio phone, he dictated numerous takes to the UPI bureau, much to the consternation of AP's Jack Bell who repeatedly demanded to have a turn on the phone.  When Smith finally handed over the phone, it went dead. At 12:34 PM CST(1:34 EST) UPI teletype machines in newsrooms across the country started ringing like crazy. On this sheet the UPI operator in Chicago is telling everyone to get off and clear the wire. The AP meanwhile put out several erroneous reports, the worst ones being that Lyndon Johnson was wounded, and a secret service agent was killed. It took AP well over an hour to correct these false reports. 
Chaotic scene outside Parkland Hospital. Mayor Earl Cabel's wife Dearie sits alone in a car. (DVP photo)
Crowd forms at Parkland Hospital (DVP photo)
Meanwhile the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald walks out of the Book Depository and catches a bus, then a taxi as he makes his way to Oak Cliff. Commission Exhibit 1119-A.
Oswald went to his rooming houseat 1026 North Beckley Avenue, arriving at approximately 1:00 PM CST, changed clothes and got his pistol, leaving at 1:03 PM CST. Here his landlady Mrs Earlene Roberts poses in Oswald's room.(Grant photo)
Oswald encounters Dallas policeman J.D. Tippet at 10th Street & Patton Avenue and shoots him to death at 1:16 PM CST.
Tippet murder scene 10th & Patton. (DVP photo)
Oswald flees to the Texas Theatre at 231 West Jefferson Boulevard, arriving at approximately 1:40 PM CST. 
 After a brief scuffle, Oswald is captured at 1:50 PM CST. (Reed photo)
Policeman points out where Oswald was captured.
Press secretary Malcolm Kilduff announces Kennedy death at a short press conference at 1:33 PM CST at Parkland Hospital. (The Sixth Floor Museum At Dealey Plaza photo).
Jackie Kennedy enters Oneal hearse 2:08 PM CST (DVP photo)
Hearse departs Parkland Hospital.
Kennedy's body being loaded aboard Air Force 1.
Lyndon Johnson being sworn in as President 2:38 CST, Cecil Stoughton Photo.
The news starts to hit the streets, Scranton Times, City Edition, November 22, 1963.
Cleveland Press, Final Edition, November 22, 1963.
People react with shock and disbelief, here girls leave St. Peters High School at 18th & Superior and go to the adjacent St. Peters Church at 17th & Superior. ( From the Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 23, 1963). As for me they announced that "The president was hurt" and there would be a special mass, eventually we were all sent over to the church for the mass. It was almost dark when I got home that day.
Woman collapses at the Globe Store on Wyoming Avenue in Downtown Scranton.( From the Scranton Tribune, November 23, 1963).
Kennedy's body arrives at Andrews Air Force base 6:05 PM EST. The body is moved to Bethesda Naval Hospital for an autopsy. He is returned to the White House at 4:34 AM EST, Saturday, November 23, 1963. (DVP photo)
Front page, New York Word-Telegram, November 22, 1963.
Front page, New York Post, November 22, 1963.
Dallas-Times-Herald, November 22, 1963.
Lee Oswald at the "Midnight Press Conference" at the Dallas Police Department. He was repeatedly denied access to legal consul despite numerous pleas.

This series of posts will be continued tomorrow, Sunday and Monday.

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