Historical Notes: The Full Record

Cecil Stoughton was sweating profusely. Scrunched against the bulkhead of Air Force One, the stocky Army captain was trying to take pictures of Lyndon Johnson as he recited the presidential oath of office at Dallas' Love Field. When he had first used the flash attachment a few minutes before, it had not worked, but after a bit of jiggling with the connection, all seemed well. The pictures were taken, and then Stoughton remembered his custom of shooting from different angles to show as many of the people present as possible. He had always done it, then sent out...

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