Friday, November 22, 2013

Pic Today 11/22/13




ONE PICTURE CAN CHANGE
A PHOTOGRAPHER'S LIFE

Dan Farrell of Long Island, New York
(now 83 years old)
holds the historic photo he took
of John F. Kennedy, Jr.
saluting at his father's funeral.

This single photograph,
taken as the president's coffin
departed the funeral mass
near St. Matthew's Cathedral,
in Washington, D.C.
(3 days after the November 22 assassination)
brought Farrell international fame
and haunted him till this day.

Watching young JFK Jr. salute his father
was, says Farrell,
"the saddest thing I've ever seen
in my whole life."

(Today marks the 50th anniversary
of the tragic assassination of
our 35th U.S. President.)

6 comments:

  1. Yes, the event is all over the radio today in France.
    I will never forget what a shock it was to the 10 years old I was when it happened!
    MY president was MY idol and he got shot.
    WOW, it seems like yesterday....
    But the real horror was for his family especially Jackie... We can't begin to imagine the nightmare this woman must have going through. What a sad story.
    Very nice post, Rick, the pictures are very emotional.

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  2. Very nice post dedicated to a great President.

    Kisses.

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  3. Olá Rick

    This photo is amazing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    AMIGA DA MODA by Kinha

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  4. Oh, it's true!
    Today I saw the news on television.
    Undoubtedly this marked history.
    A hug Rick.

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  5. thank you for sharing this
    bringing back sad memories
    and seeing a moment of our countries history

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  6. Bien sûr, cet assassinat, avant de toucher toute la Nation Américaine, tout le monde entier, a d'abord touché une famille et ce petit enfant. Je comprends la réaction de ce photographe. Ici en France, les médias ont consacré beaucoup de temps et de reportages au sujet de l'assassinant de Kennedy.

    Roger

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