Rarely seen photos of John F. Kennedy, once feared to have been lost forever when the World Trade Center was destroyed on 9/11, form part of a striking exhibition opening Friday which aims to shed new light on the iconic US leader.
The Newseum — a Washington museum dedicated to showcasing the world of the media — is staging new exhibits to tie in with the upcoming 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination on November 22.
One of the defining moments of the 20th century, Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas 50 years ago has been analyzed and raked over in books, films and television for decades.
The Newseum’s “JFK” exhibits are entitled “Creating Camelot,” which features intimate behind-the-scenes images of the Kennedys; and “Three Shots Were Fired,” which examines the first moments of the assassination on November 22, 1963.
There is also a short film titled “A Thousand Days,” which recounts the glamor of the first family.