Date: November 23, 1963
Creator: Dallas Times Herald
Description: Original black and white photographic negative taken by a Dallas Times Herald staff photographer. This image is a camera misfire which shows the upper part of the room in which the Dallas Police department's midnight press showing of suspect Lee Harvey Oswald was taking place. The upper part of the room, a light fixture and several people's hats and heads are visible in the image, which is dark. Photographers would sometimes snap a photo of nothing in particular just to make sure that the film was advancing through the camera properly. It is not known whether this misfire was deliberate or accidental.
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