"PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS SHOT TODAY": REMARKABLE ARCHIVE OF HISTORIC BREAKING NEWS OF THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION ON ORIGINAL ASSOCIATED PRESS TELETYPE SHEETS FROM NOVEMBER 22, 1963
(KENNEDY ASSASSINATION). Original Associated Press teletype reports of the Kennedy assassination. Dallas, Texas: Associated Press, November 22, 1963. Original teletype rolls, divided into six sections; five approximately three feet long, one approximately 12 feet long. $12,500.
Original Associated Press teletype from November 22, 1963 to March 1964, with breaking news of the Kennedy assassination, including reports of Kennedy's death, Mrs. Kennedy departing with her husband's body, the discovery of Oswald's sniper's nest, and Lyndon Johnson's inauguration.
These reports are from the Associated Press, and originated from a business news reporting service. The first dispatch begins at approximately 1:55 pm EST, announcing: "PRESIDENT KENNEDY WS SHOT TODAY… MRS KENNEDY JUMPED UP AND GRABBED MR KENNEDY SHE CRIED OH NO. THE MOTORCADE SPED ON KENNEDY WAS REPORTED TAKEN TO PARKLAND HOSPITAL… BELL REPORTED THREE SHOTS WERE FIRED… PANDEMONIUM BROKE LOSE… GOV JOHN B CONNALLY WAS ALSO CUT DOWN… CALL WAS ALSO SENT FOR A ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST… CONNALLY SUFFERED THREE WOUNDS… SECRET SERVICE SAID THE PRESIDENT REMAINED IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM… TWO PRIESTS WHO WERE WITH KENNEDY SAY HE IS DEAD… KENNEDY DIED OF A GUNSHOT WOUND IN THE BRAIN AT APPROXIMATELY 1 PM CST… WITNESS SAID HE SAW A GUN EMERGE FROM AN UPPER STORY OF A WAREHOUSE… THE TRANSPARENT PLASTIC ROOF OF THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN REMOVED… POLICE FOUND THE REMAINS OF FRIED CHICKEN… [MRS. KENNEDY] HAD NOT BEEN HYSTERICAL… A RIFLE HAD BEEN FOUND… THREE SPENT SHELLS NEARBY… POLICE TODAY SAID LEE H OSWALD… OSWALD WAS PULLED SCREAMING AND YELLING FROM THE TEXAS THEATER WAS THE PRIME SUSPECT… ACCUSED IN THE SLAYING OF A DALLAS POLICEMAN… [HE] WAS AN EMPLOYEE IN THE BUILDING WHERE A RIFLE WAS FOUND… THE BODY WILL BE TAKEN TO THE CAPITOL SUNDAY…" More content describes Mrs. Kennedy departing with her husband's body, he discovery of Oswald's sniper's nest, Johnson being sworn-in as President, and so on. This teletype stands as an amazing historical record of one of the most tragic events in American history, allowing the reader to observe how the nation and the world learned the news — in real time.