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Tag It Tuesday – A Shocking Day in Dallas

by on November 22, 2011

48 years ago today at 12:30 PM Central Standard Time, President John F. Kennedy was shot while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas.   Half an hour later, the President was pronounced dead at Parkland Hospital.

The National Archives has custody of records  and artifacts relating to President Kennedy’s assassination and the investigation conducted by the Warren Commission.  Many of those records are in Record Group 272, Records of the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, although records are found throughout the holdings of the Archives.  Today, we’re asking you to help us tag some of the digital images that are available in our online catalog.

The rifle allegedly used by Lee Harvey Oswald to shoot President Kennedy:

Mannlicher-Carcano Rifle Owned by Lee Harvey Oswald and Allegedly Used to Assassinate President John F. Kennedy (NAID 305134)
Bullet fragments removed from the President’s head:

Two Metal Fragments Removed from the Head of President John F. Kennedy at the Time of His Autopsy (NAID 305167)

Abraham Zapruder’s camera:

Abraham Zapruder Camera (NAID 305171)


The windshield of the Presidential Limousine:

Windshield Removed from the Presidential Limousine that Carried President John F. Kennedy During the Assassination


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