New York Times Article

Printed in NYT November 23.  The day after Kennedy was assassinated.

Printed in NYT November 23. The day after Kennedy was assassinated.

From the day after the assassination, New York Times reported: “Kennedy is killed by Sniper as he rides in car in Dallas; Johnson Sworn in on Plane.” The New York Times Article was written so long ago that they needed to translate the text into regular computer print which allowed us to clearly read what had been written that day.

John F. Kennedy was in the operating room for 40 minutes and was pronounced dead at 1 pm. The surgeon states, “it was apparent the president was not alive when he was brought in. There was no spontaneous respiration. He had dilated, fixed pupils. It was obvious he had a lethal head wound.”

Hearing the exact words that the surgeon had said was something that was not always written in any articles about deaths whether it be an every day person, or the president.  The reporters were able to get all of the information that was not always given to the public. Through the writings you can understand that it was very shocking to have another president assassinated.

All of the smaller article headings that were used within the article are words that showed shock “Why America Weeps,” “The City Goes Dark,” and “Congressional Chiefs of Both Parties Promise Aid.” These small article headings that his close to home filling eyes of the American citizens with tears.

 

Presidential Motorcade shortly after the assassination of JFK

Presidential Motorcade shortly after the assassination of JFK Source: JFK Library & Museum

The preparation to fold the flag that had laid over the coffin of JFK.

The preparation to fold the flag that had laid over the coffin of JFK. Source: JFK Library & Museum