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8mm film, can top and base, reel

1 8mm film, can top and base, reel. Original 8mm color home movie filmed by Robert Hughes. Original 8mm color home movie filmed by Robert Hughes, showing the presidential motorcade in Dealey Plaza before shots were fired and the aftermath immediately following the shooting. Hughes filmed the presidential motorcade until just a few seconds before the first shot, then captured some of the aftermath of the assassination, including police searching for suspects in a railroad yard and outside the Book Depository building. Hughes’ film is the only home movie known to include a view of the assassin's window of the Texas School Book Depository taken while President Kennedy was in Dealey Plaza. There is a moving shape visible in the window but unfortunately, because Hughes filmed from a block away, it cannot be identified.

Object Details
Object title:

8mm film, can top and base, reel

Date:

11/22/1963

Object type:

Films

Medium:

Film

Credit line:

Robert J. E. Hughes Collection/The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Object number:

2002.026.0001

8mm film, can top and base, reel

1 8mm film, can top and base, reel. Original 8mm color home movie filmed by Robert Hughes. Original 8mm color home movie filmed by Robert Hughes, showing the presidential motorcade in Dealey Plaza before shots were fired and the aftermath immediately following the shooting. Hughes filmed the presidential motorcade until just a few seconds before the first shot, then captured some of the aftermath of the assassination, including police searching for suspects in a railroad yard and outside the Book Depository building. Hughes’ film is the only home movie known to include a view of the assassin's window of the Texas School Book Depository taken while President Kennedy was in Dealey Plaza. There is a moving shape visible in the window but unfortunately, because Hughes filmed from a block away, it cannot be identified.

Object Details
Object title:

8mm film, can top and base, reel

Date:

11/22/1963

Terms:

Films

Dealey Plaza

Police

Home movie

Railyard

Motorcade

Assassination

Texas School Book Depository

Object type:

Films

Medium:

Film

Credit line:

Robert J. E. Hughes Collection/The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Object number:

2002.026.0001