The Presidential motorcade with Texas governor John Connally, first lady Jackie Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy on November 21, 1963 in San Antonio, Texas, the day before John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, was assassinated
U.S. Texas Governor John Connally (foreground) and President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy ride in the limousine as they depart Love Field Airport. Date Photographed:November 23, 1963 // Dallas Morning News
1963. 21 Novembre. By Norman BRADFORD. President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy descend from Air Force One after landing at Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth, late in the evening of November 21st. They’re followed by U.S. Rep. Jim Wright and Texas Governor and Mrs. John Connally. FWST photographer Norman Bradford. AR406-6 #4816
November 22, 1963 - In Dallas, Texas, during a motorcade through downtown, President John F. Kennedy is mortally wounded by assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn into office later that day. Two days later, Oswald was himself killed on live national television by Jack Ruby while being transported in police custody.
"It was a car full of yellow roses, red roses and blood, and it was all over us," Texas first lady Nellie Connally recalled about the presidential limousine years after the assassination. Her husband, Gov. John Connally, was seriously wounded in the attack.