Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 142

Price Realized: $ 1,690
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
"PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS SHOT TODAY" (KENNEDY, JOHN F.) Dow Jones News Service ticker from the Kennedy assassination. Teletype scroll, 201 inches long (almost 17 feet) and 6 1/4 wide; minor wear at each end. (TFC) Np, November 22 1963

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This ticker begins with a shocking report: "President Kennedy shot. Dallas AP. President Kennedy was shot to day just as his motorcade left downtown Dallas. Mrs Kennedy jumped up and grabbed Mr Kennedy. She cried oh no. The motorcade sped. AP photographer James W Altgens said he heard two shots but thought someone was shooting fireworks until he saw the blood on the president." Most of the following reports are devoted to the awful news as it developed. This ticker ends at about 2 p.m. with a report that "The White House flag was lowered to half staff."