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Altgen's photo of Kennedy assassination: which camera ?

Edgard Engelman , Oct 08, 2005; 08:08 a.m.

This famous photo http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/JFK/ALT_ANNOT.jpg of the Kennedy assassination, taken by James W. Algtens, a professional photog, is one of the very few, if not the only, picture taken at this moment, to be perfectly in focus. Does anybody know what camera he was using ? It seems he was using 135 format; is that true? Thank you in advance for any answer.



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Ken Kuzenski , Oct 08, 2005; 08:32 a.m.

There is--or there was 5 or 6 years ago--a very nice museum in Dallas, devoted to the assassination and housed in the former TSBD bldg; I recall that they had several of the cameras that took famous pictures on display, though I don't recall specifics. They might well have a website with contact information--might be worth emailing them or calling the staff to ask.

Ellis Vener , Oct 08, 2005; 08:33 a.m.

that;s not Oswald in the doorway. The guy in the doorway is too tall to be Oswald.

Edgard Engelman , Oct 08, 2005; 08:51 a.m.

I know Ellis, it is Bill Lovelady. This guy looked very much as Oswald.


Ken Kuzenski , Oct 08, 2005; 09:14 a.m.

I would have posted this link earlier but I took these pages off my personal website a while back. Had to grab them off a backup and re-FTP them there. They offer an .. *eclectic* view of who might be involved in the JFK assassination:


There's no longer a link from my main page to these sub-pages. The very last photo in the series is something I was playing with, trying to learn Photoshop; the rest of the "documentary" grew out of that. Apologies to any friends from the Netherlands who see it. :-)

Michael Schub , Oct 08, 2005; 09:52 a.m.

Ken - that is truely humorous. Great satire

Chris Fogel , Oct 08, 2005; 12:01 p.m.

Ken - hilarious.

Tito Carlos Maria Sobrinho , Oct 08, 2005; 12:33 p.m.

Very funny Ken!

"Why is this SS officer grinning?"

He was thinking about what he had done the previous night away from his spouse? Or recalling a dirty joke? Maybe the Texas sun was too strong for his eyes?

Rob Holz , Oct 08, 2005; 10:02 p.m.

In response to Ken, I think you may have something. Not only can those evil Dutch people pull off a broad daylight assassination in front of thousands of people and get away with it, they can also shift their very shadows into different directions from the sun. That's how they communicate with each other. It's all in their shadows...

Ron Tincher , Oct 09, 2005; 05:02 p.m.

Ken; did you notice that the Dutch kids shadows were not cast from one source and that they were lighter than the other people's dark shadows? Was this photo for real? If so it is as fake as our dollar!

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