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Dallas’ Tribute to John F. Kennedy
Mark Quasius –
Jun 30, 2014
Photo 1/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas | The Sixth Floor Museum
Photo 2/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas Visitor S Entrance | The visitor’s entrance is in a museum addition. Visitors are equipped with headphones and audio devices to guide and explain the museum exhibits.
Photo 3/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas Tour | The tour begins with the history of President Kennedy, including his election campaign, the cold war and civil rights issues he dealt with, and other events leading up to his trip to Dallas.
Photo 4/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas Dallas Trade Mart Place Sitting | President Kennedy was headed for a luncheon with 2,600 people at the Dallas Trade Mart. This place setting was intended for the President.
Photo 5/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas View From The Sixth Floor | This view from the Sixth Floor shows the route the motorcade took, turning right onto Houston, heading towards the Texas Book Depository, and making a slow left turn onto Elm Street, where the fatal shots were fired.
Photo 6/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas Sniper S Perch Inside | Oswald had strategically stacked cases of books in the corner of the sixth floor to hide his sniper’s perch from anyone passing by. This area has been restored to its 1963 appearance and is surrounded by a glass enclosure.
Photo 7/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas Jack Ruby Shot Lee Harvey Oswald | Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963, in the basement of the Dallas police station while Oswald was being transported. The suit worn by Jim Leavelle, the detective escorting Oswald, Jack Ruby’s hat, and the handcuffs used to shackle Oswald are on display in front of Bob Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of the shooting.
Photo 8/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas Model Of Dealey Plaza | This is the actual 10 foot by 10 foot model of Dealey Plaza the FBI created to assist in the Warren Commission’s investigation. It is on loan from the National Archives.
Photo 9/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas Mannlicher Carcano Rifle | After the fatal shots were fired, Oswald hid his 6.5mm Mannlicher-Carcano rifle behind boxes near the stairwell and raced down the stairs to the lower level. This rifle is an identical copy of the one Oswald used. The original is in the FBI Museum in Washington, D.C.
Photo 10/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas Artifacts | The museum is filled with a large number of artifacts and interpretive exhibits, such as this collection of cameras used during the event.
Photo 11/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas The View | This image was taken from the same pedestal Abraham Zapruder was standing on when he filmed the motorcade, showing the same view that Zapruder had of the event.
Photo 12/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas Sniper S Perch | This view from the sniper’s perch is similar to Oswald’s, although, the trees have grown and filled out during the last 50 years and masked the clear view Oswald had in 1963.
Photo 13/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas Two X Marks | Two X marks on the pavement show the approximate locations of the limousine when the President was shot.
Photo 14/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas Grassy Knoll | The grassy knoll next to the Texas Book Depository is where Abraham Zapruder was filming the entire procession with his 8mm camera. His film is the sole copy that recorded the assassination and was immensely helpful to the investigation.
Photo 15/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas Old Red Museum | The Old Red Museum is across the street from the Sixth Floor Museum. The former Dallas County Courthouse, built in 1896, houses exhibits one the early history of Dallas. It is a worthwhile stop.
Photo 16/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas Museum S Cafe | The Museum’s Caf� provides lunches and light fare and is located adjacent to the museum.
Photo 17/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas John F Kennedy Memorial Plaza | The John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza is two blocks from the Sixth Floor Museum. It was designed by Phillip Johnson with an “open tomb” design to symbolize President Kennedy’s free spirit.
Photo 18/18 | The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas Museums Gift Shop | The museum’s gift shop stocks an extensive selection of gifts and books pertaining to John F. Kennedy.