Photographers who covered JFK donate collections

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy upon their arrival at Dallas Airport, in Dallas, shortly before President Kennedy was assassinated
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DALLAS, TX -- Two photographers who covered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, have donated collections to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

The Dallas museum chronicle's the life and death of Kennedy. It announced the donations Wednesday. The 51st anniversary of the assassination is Saturday.

Former Dallas Times Herald photographer Eamon Kennedy donated about 1,200 photographs. They include images from the first couple's arrival at Dallas Love Field and the trial of Jack Ruby, who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.

Former Fort Worth Press photographer Gene Gordon donated more than 400 images detailing Oswald's funeral and Kennedy's visit to Fort Worth the morning of the assassination.

Museum executive director Nicola Longford says the images will be catalogued, digitized and added to the permanent collection.