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JFK: Looking Back on Nov. 22, 1963

The life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy are remembered on the anniversary of his tragic death on Nov. 22, 1963, Texas Highways shares a few images from the files of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.  The images offer a glimpse of that fateful day – from the President's arrival and departure from Dallas' Love Field. 

President John F. and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy descend the stairs from Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. (Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston. Public domain)

The head table at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at Hotel Texas on Nov. 22, 1963 including (from left) Nellie Connally, Governor John Connally, Lady Bird Johnson, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy behind the lectern.

President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy exit Hotel Texas after the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Breakfast.

View from President Kennedy's motorcade through Dallas.

Frightened onlookers lay on the grass in reaction to shots fired as cameramen record their actions at Dealey Plaza in Dallas.

President Kennedy's casket is loaded on to Air Force One at Love Field in Dalla on Nov. 22, 1963.

Judge Sarah T. Hughes administers the Presidential Oath of Office to Lyndon Baines Johnson aboard Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas. Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Jack Valenti, Congressmen Albert Thomas and Jack Brooks.

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