Sixth Floor Museum Acquires Third Of 4 Known Home Movies From JFK’s Dallas Assassination
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Only four home movie photographers are known to have captured the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as his motorcade traveled through Dealey Plaza on Nov. 22, 1963.
The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas now owns the copyright to three of the four eyewitness films, including those captured by Abraham Zapruder and Orville Nix.
The museum announced Tuesday that it acquired the collection from Charles L. Bronson, who was 45 years old and a chief engineer of Varel Manufacturing in Dallas in 1963.
The collection includes an eyewitness 8mm color film, which includes two seconds of the fatal shot, five still photos and documents and correspondence related to the images and film.
The collection was donated by one of Bronson’s daughters. Bronson passed away in 1995, and his collection had previously been on loan to the museum since 1996, according to a news release. [KERA News]
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