This is a really rare motorcade picture -- an aerial view of JFK's limousine in downtown Dallas. Note that driver Bill Greer has his door open (probably in an effort to keep the crowd back, because the police motorcycles on the left side of the car were likely not in their normal positions when this picture was snapped, due to the heavy crowds on that side of the street). Also barely visible on the far right side of this photo is Secret Service agent Clint Hill, who was riding on th
*MARK BALMA's 'PIETA' (portrait) ~ shows a grief-stricken Jacqueline Kennedy cradling the mortally wounded President's head in her lap, just after their limo has arrived at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. It's a moment that changed history, but a moment Balma could only envision because it wasn't photographed. Balma offered the five-by-seven-foot oil tempera painting to several museums, including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Smithsonian.
After 2 p.m., Jacqueline Kennedy leaves Parkland Hospital with her slain husband's body. She would ride in the back with the bronze casket. "I had a feeling that if somebody had literally fired a pistol in front of her face that she would just have blinked," said Dallas Police Officer James Jennings, who helped put the casket in the hearse.