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The .38 caliber revolver belonging to Lee Harvey (Credit: research.archives.gov)

The .38 caliber revolver belonging to Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly used to shoot Dallas policeman J. D. Tippit

JFK assassination artifacts

Artifacts from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963 and the killing of alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald just days later were photographed and collected by the National Archives.

Two metal fragments removed from the head of
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

Two metal fragments removed from the head of President John F. Kennedy at the time of his autopsy.

The Mannlicher-Carcano rifle owned by Lee Harvey Oswald
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

The Mannlicher-Carcano rifle owned by Lee Harvey Oswald and used to assassinate President John F. Kennedy.

A 6.5 mm. cartridge case found on the
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

A 6.5 mm. cartridge case found on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository.

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A 6.5 mm. Mannlicher-Carcano cartridge from Lee Harvey
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

A 6.5 mm. Mannlicher-Carcano cartridge from Lee Harvey Oswald's rifle.

Abraham Zapruder's camera, which captured real-time assassination footage.
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

Abraham Zapruder's camera, which captured real-time assassination footage.

A small fragment of metal from the wrist
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

A small fragment of metal from the wrist of Texas Gov. John Connally, who was in the car with the Kennedys.

The windshield of Kennedy's presidential limousine sits in
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

The windshield of Kennedy's presidential limousine sits in a wooden crate.

Small lead particles from the rug underneath the
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Small lead particles from the rug underneath the left jump seat of the presidential limousine.

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A bullet fragment found in the front of
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A bullet fragment found in the front of the presidential limousine.

A piece of the nose of a bullet
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A piece of the nose of a bullet found in the presidential limousine.

A piece of curb containing lead markings removed
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

A piece of curb containing lead markings removed from Main Street in Dallas, Texas

The .38 caliber revolver belonging to Lee Harvey
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

The .38 caliber revolver belonging to Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly used to shoot Dallas policeman J. D. Tippit

A bullet recovered from the body of Officer
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

A bullet recovered from the body of Officer J. D. Tippit

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A .38 special cartridge case found at the

A .38 special cartridge case found at the J. D. Tippit murder scene

The shirt Lee Harvey Oswald was wearing when
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

The shirt Lee Harvey Oswald was wearing when he was arrested

A gray zipper jacket belonging to Lee Harvey
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

A gray zipper jacket belonging to Lee Harvey Oswald

A blue zipper jacket belonging to Lee Harvey
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

A blue zipper jacket belonging to Lee Harvey Oswald

A clip from the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle owned by
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

A clip from the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle owned by Lee Harvey Oswald

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Four .38 special cartridges were found in the
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Four .38 special cartridges were found in the revolver in the possession of Lee Harvey Oswald at the time of his arrest.

Five .38 special cartridges were found in the
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Five .38 special cartridges were found in the pocket of Lee Harvey Oswald after his arrest.

This is the black sweater Lee Harvey Oswald
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

This is the black sweater Lee Harvey Oswald was wearing when he was shot by Jack Ruby.

The shirt Lee Harvey Oswald was wearing when
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

The shirt Lee Harvey Oswald was wearing when he was shot is shown with emphasis on the bullet hole.

This is the T-shirt Lee Harvey Oswald was
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

This is the T-shirt Lee Harvey Oswald was wearing when Jack Ruby shot him.

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Lee Harvey Oswald's Cuera-2 camera
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

Lee Harvey Oswald's Cuera-2 camera

A blue zipper handbag belonging to Lee Harvey
(Credit: research.archives.gov)

A blue zipper handbag belonging to Lee Harvey Oswald

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