Never thought much about it...

...just 26 seconds of 8mm film

April 18, 2017 - 10:16 am

Presently reading 'Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film' by Alexandra Zapruder. She is the granddaughter of Abraham Zapruder, the Dallas dressmaker who photographed the assassination of President Kennedy.

The book details so many things that, having never been in such a rare, historical circumstance as was Abraham Zapruder, none of us might even consider. But it was 26 seconds of film that changed so many things culturally, socially, politically, and for the Zapruder family and its ensuing generations, the course of their lives.

The picture here is one I took when Karen and our kids and I visited Dallas in 2016. It's taken from behind the stockade fence on the 'grassy knoll', the spot  from where some conspiracy theorists claim the fatal shot was fired. 

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