Members of the Warren Commission present their report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to President Lyndon B. Johnson on Sept. 24, 1964, at the White House. Pictured, from left, are John McCloy; J. Lee Rankin, general counsel; Sen. Richard Russell; Rep. Gerald Ford; Chief Justice Earl Warren; President Lyndon B. Johnson; Allen Dulles; Sen. John Sherman Cooper and Rep. Hale Boggs.
Cecil Stoughton/White House/Lyndon B. Johnson Library
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The Warren Commissions's report is 26 volumes long and on sale for $76 at the Government Printing Office on Nov. 23, 1964, in Washington, D.C.
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Lee Harvey Oswald stands in front of journalists on Nov. 23, 1963, in a Dallas police station where he repeatedly denied that he had assassinated President Kennedy. "I did not kill President Kennedy," he said. "I did not kill anyone. I don't know what this is all about."
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Police Lt. J.C. Day holds up the bolt-action Manlicher-Carcano rifle at the Dallas police station that the report determined was used in the assassination.
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Exhibit No. 698 in the report was this overhead view of President Kennedy's car in the Dallas motorcade. Special agent Clinton J. Hill is seen riding atop the rear of the limousine. The Warren Commission said agent Hill had to leave the left front running board of the President's follow-up car four times to ride on the rear of the presidential limousine because of dense crowds.
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The commission reconstructed the scene on Nov. 19, 1964, to demonstrate the view the assassin might have had through the telescopic sight of the rifle fired from the Texas Schoolbook Depository Building.
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Marina Oswald, second from left, stands with her mother-in-law Marguerite Claverie Oswald in the police station in Dallas where her husband, Lee Harvey Oswald, was being held on Nov. 22, 1963. That morning, he had removed his wedding ring, left his money with his wife, and went to carry out the assassination, according to the report.
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Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren walks along the motor ramp of the Dallas County Jail where he talked with Jack Ruby, Harvey Lee Oswald's eventual murderer, on June 7, 1964.
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This is an undated photo of J.D. Tippit, a member of the Dallas Police Department who was shot and killed by Oswald after questioning him in a Dallas theater shortly after the assassination. Police originally arrested Oswald for Tippit's death, not JFK's.
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This copy of a handwritten letter by Oswald was one of the Russian records relating to the assassination. Oswald begged for Soviet citizenship four years before President Kennedy's assassination, saying he wanted to leave "a decadent capitalist society where the workers are slaves."
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American Lee Harvey Oswald and his Russian wife, Marina, pose on a bridge walk in Minsk during their stay in the Soviet Union.
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Dean Andrews Jr. told the Warren Commission he thought Lee Harvey Oswald was a "patsy," and is seen here leaving the grand jury room in New Orleans on March 9, 1967. Andrews, who was subpoenaed to appear in court, said he only knew Lee Harvey Oswald casually.
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A portion of Exhibit 397. A former Navy doctor, Cmdr. J. Thornton Boswell admitted it was a hasty autopsy sketch that may have caused report critics to think there was a second assassin. He said the lower bullet wound was at the base of the neck, not as far down, and that the precise location of the wounds was correct in the written report.
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A series of photographs shows four sides of a bullet, found at Parkland Hospital, which is the subject of a dispute over which stretcher it had come from - Texas Gov. John Connally's or President John F. Kennedy's. Tests show it came from Lee Harvey Oswald's rifle, and it is almost undamaged.
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Exhibit No. 387 is the autopsy noting cause of death of President John F. Kennedy as "gunshot wound, head."
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This photo by Jack Beers Jr. ran on the front page of the Dallas Morning News the next day and shows Jack Ruby, second from right, a moment before he shot Oswald.
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Members of the family of Lee Harvey Oswald sit beside his casket at a funeral service in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 25, 1963. From left are Oswald's wife Marina, holding their daughter June Lee, 22 months; brother Robert Oswald; and his mother, Marguerite Oswald, holding her five-week-old grandchild Rachel.
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Nightclub owner Jack Ruby is led through the Dallas city jail on his way to his arraignment on Nov. 24, 1963. Ruby was eventually found guilty of murder and given the death sentence, though his conviction was overturned. He died of cancer in 1967 before a new trial began.