View from the Sniper's Nest

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Title

View from the Sniper's Nest

Subject

The view from the 6th floor of the TSBD onto Elm Street below.

Description

The photograph shows the view from the 6th floor of the Texas School Book Depository onto Elm Street below. President Kennedy's motorcade turned onto this road before Oswald fired at it from this window. The box visible was used by Oswald to stabilize his rifle. This specific view would have allowed Oswald as many as 30 seconds to fire in an almost perfectly straight line at the motorcade as it drove away from the building.

Creator

Dallas Police Department

Source

Dallas Municipal Archives to The Portal to Texas History https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth338984/?q=view

Publisher

The Portal to Texas History

Date

1963

Contributor

Ronni Farid

Relation

Dallas Police Department Collection

Format

Photograph

Identifier

Local Control No: DSMA_91-001-12A36004-XXXX

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