Dallas couple reveals rare photos of day Kennedy died

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by STEVE STOLER / WFAA

NWCN.com

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 8:03 AM

DALLAS –– They are snapshots of history, 50 Novembers later. What was thought to just be old slides stored away in a box turned out to be valuable photos from President Kennedy's visit to Dallas on November 22, 1963.

Those photos show a glimpse into the pomp, circumstance and tragedy surrounding the president's trip that ended with his assassination at Dealey Plaza.

They were taken by Jack Johnson, an avid photographer who was a vice president of the National Bank of Dallas.

John and Jackie Kennedy are seen in the presidential motorcade, making their way through Dallas, minutes before the assassination.

"You can just see the mood of the day by looking at these photos," said Cindy Morgan, who now owns the images.

Morgan's husband buys and sells antique military and sport items. He spent $1,600 for boxes of documents, photos and slides from the Johnson estate.

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