JFK assassination: Then and now

2013-11-22 14:37

It's been 50 years since the assassination of US President John F Kennedy.  Thousands of people across the United States have marked the day with solemn ceremonies across the country. 

Take a look at these striking images where current photos have been juxtaposed with photos from the scene.

  • This photo shows an image taken by Alexander Arroyos on 21 November 1963, of US President John F Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the Grand Ballroom at the Rice Hotel, juxtaposed against the current parking garage at the Rice Hotel, in Houston. Kennedy was assassinated the following day. The Grand Ballroom no longer exists after the hotel was remodelled making it into a parking garage. (Cody Duty, Houston Chronicle/AP)

  • This image shows US President John F Kennedy shaking hands with 22 prominent Houstonians after he and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy arrived at Houston International Airport on 21 November 1963. This image is juxtaposed against the current William P Hobby Airport in Houston. Kennedy was assassinated the following day. (AP)

  • This image taken on 21 November 1963 shows people lining Travis Street near Texas Avenue to see President John F Kennedy's motorcade during a visit to the city, juxtaposed against the current scene in Houston. Kennedy was assassinated the following day. (Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty, AP)

  • This photo taken on 21 November 1963 shows Houston Chronicle employees leaning out the window waiting on President John F Kennedy's motorcade, juxtaposed against the current scene in Houston. (Cody Duty, Houston Chronicle/AP)
  • University of Houston Phi Kappa Theta fraternity members join the crowd outside the Rice Hotel to greet their fraternal alumni brother President John F Kennedy during a visit to the city on 21 November 1963. (Cody Duty, Houston Chronicle AP)

  • People line Travis Street near Rusk Street to see US President John F Kennedy's motorcade during a visit to Houston on 21 November 1963. (Cody Duty,Houston Chronicle/AP)

  • This image taken by Darryl Heikes of the Dallas Times Herald shows the scene where Lee Harvey Oswald shot Dallas Police Officer JD Tippit, juxtaposed against the current scene in Dallas. The decorated, 11-year veteran police officer was, according to two federal government investigations, shot and killed by Oswald. (Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty, AP)
  • This picture taken on 22 November 1963 shows Jackie Kennedy and Secret Service agent Clint Hill climbing on the back of the limousine after US President John F Kennedy was shot, juxtaposed with the current scene in Dallas. (Cody Duty, Houston Chronicle/AP)
  • This image taken by Dallas Morning News photographer Tom Dillard on 22 November 1963 shows of spectators lying on the ground in Dealey Plaza as a motorcycle police officer drives by immediately after the shooting of US President John F Kennedy, juxtaposed outside of the current day Elm Street, in Dallas. (Cody Duty, Houston Chronicle, AP)
  • This photo shows taken on 22 November 1963 shows of police and detectives guarding the front entrance to the Texas School Book Depository building less than an hour after the assassination of President John F Kennedy, juxtaposed against the current scene in Dallas. Dallas Police Officer MN McDonald, right, went to Oak Cliff to investigate after hearing on the police radio that an officer had been shot there. (AP)

  • An image provided by the City of Dallas Archive and taken 22 November 1963 shows a Dallas police officer pointing to the seat at the Texas Theatre where Lee Harvey Oswald was sitting when police entered to arrest him. (Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty, AP)

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