We are quickly approaching the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination.
The most famous film taken that tragic day was a 26.6 second home movie by Abraham Zapruder, but there are other amateur films and photos.
According to author Vincent Bugliosi at least 32 photographers were in Dealey Plaza at or around the time of the shooting.
This summer I came across a family collection of vintage slides.
Someone in the family went to Japan in the 1950s and the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Most of the shots were of iconic images like the Unisphere at the World’s Fair.
I thought the shots from Japan were most interesting.
They were taken during a trip in 1956. It’s unfortunate though that the colors in many of the slides had faded.
Blomer & Schuler was a toy company based in Nuremberg, Germany.
They were founded in 1919 and became known worldwide in the 1930s for manufacturing mechanical tin toys.
Many of these toys featured carousels or mechanical animals.
I found this toy at the local flea market.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t turn, but I still think it’s a great item to display.