Sunday, April 19, 2015

Photographer Dan Farrell who captured JFK's funeral salute, dead at 84

Dan Farrell, whose photograph of a young John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting during the 1963 funeral ceremonies for his slain father became one of the most memorable images surrounding the Kennedy assassination, died April 13 at a hospital in Rockville Centre, N.Y. He was 84.
The moment was captured on newswreel film and by at least one other photographer, Stan Stearns of United Press International, who died in 2012.  Farrell’s photograph, sometimes cropped to show only John Kennedy Jr., was sent out on the Associated Press wire service and became an enduring symbol of one of the most solemn days in the country’s history.

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