WIRE STORIES AND PRESS PHOTOS OF THE ASSASSINATION OF ROBERT F. KENNEDY
(KENNEDY, Robert) ASSOCIATED PRESS. Wire stories and photographs covering the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. New York: Associated Press, 1968. Unbound press photos and wire stories. $2600.
Fifteen Associated Press wire stories and 12 press photographs covering the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
Stories include prediction that Kennedy would announce his candidacy for presidency, coverage of shooting and autopsy, coverage of the opening of Sirhan Sirhan’s trial, and schedule for and commentary on the funeral, as well as an earlier report of a false alarm of a gunman seen on the roof opposite Kennedy’s office. Photographs include file photos, Kennedy on the campaign trail, the injured Kennedy prone and on a stretcher, and the funeral hearse. Undated contemporary stories printed via teletype on yellow foolscap. Press photographs (most about 8 by 10 inches) transmitted via Photo Electric.
Light embrowning of foolscap, seven photos printed on glossy stock show damage where stuck together when still wet. An unusual collection covering this pivotal event in American politics.