Description[John F. Kennedy] Extremely Rare Broadside, Program, and Ticket to the Texas Welcome Dinner for President John F. Kennedy. Offered here are three items related to the Texas Welcome Dinner; a folio broadside (8.5" x 14") on heavy cardboard outlining the program of events for the dinner, a 16-page program (8.5" x 11") for the event, and a gold-colored entrance ticket (No. D 3352) (4" x 2.5") issued by the State Democratic Executive Committee. A sobering and highly collectible group of important items relating to the assassination of a much loved President. All items are in fine condition.
On Friday, November 22, 1963, a Texas Welcome Dinner was planned for 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Auditorium in Austin, where the President, the Vice President, and the Governor of Texas would be honored. This dinner never took place, as both President Kennedy and Governor John Connally were shot by sniper fire during an afternoon parade through downtown Dallas. A half an hour after the 12:30 p.m. shooting, President Kennedy was pronounced dead; Governor Connally eventually recovered from gunshot wounds in his chest, wrist, and thigh. The following year, the Warren Commission report on the assassination concluded that the bullets came from a gun that Lee Harvey Oswald fired from a window on the sixth floor of the book depository warehouse, as the President's motorcade passed through Dallas' Daley Plaza. Two days later, Oswald would be shot dead by Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby. From the John K. Lattimer Collection.
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