Both photos below are by Larry Leitner of Michigan, USA, and were taken May 31, 2010. Writes Larry, “This lady is part of a group of Civil War Re-Enactors at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. As she was reading the Poem ‘Coping’, she said at the moment I shot this photo, “This is making me cry!”
The next shot was taken at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Writes Larry: “It’s the original Presidential Limousine that President Kennedy was riding in on that Dallas morning of Nov 22, 1963. The reason it looks different than it does in the news footage is because the Secret Service had an armor plated top installed after the assassination. It was built by Ford Motor’s Lincoln division and was only loaned to the Government. After the car was retired, The Ford Motor Company donated the car to the Museum. This limousine remained in use into the Nixon Administration.”
Thanks so much Larry, for taking this leap into history for me. Fantastic shots! Keep on voting on the photos on my Facebook page here, and enter the contest yourself –it’s ongoing, until August 7th, 2010. Contest rules are posted here. Thanks for all the beautiful, fun stories and photos so far!