What We Love This Week, Volume XL

Published November 22, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

Never Before Seen Photos Of JFK Minutes Before His Death

JFK Last Minutes Wave

Source: Time

50 years ago today, John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jackie, took to Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. The bright-eyed president would be giving a speech there later. And yet, as history books around the world so consistently include, Kennedy would never make it. Bringing us this tragic tale in a new light are the photos of late Dallas jewelry wholesaler Warner King, which feature the parade up until the minute before Kennedy’s assassination. King, a New Zealand-based photographer during World War II, was enamored with the Kennedy clan and made it his mission to document their trip to Dallas in its entirety. Shaken by the disaster that unfolded, King’s Kodachrome stills remained in storage for over 45 years. It was only when his daughter, Sonia, discovered King’s slides that these critical moments were brought to life again. Today, King’s photos can be found in the pages of Time.

JFK Last Minutes Far

Source: Time

JFK Last Minutes Crowd

Source: Time

Heart-wrenching Series On Terminally Ill Pets With Their Owners

American firebrand and literary legend Mark Twain once said that “the dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s”. With the touching photos of terminally ill or rather old pets that appear in photographer Sarah Beth’s series, Joy Sessions, it’s easy to see why Twain felt that way. Named after a late hospice care dog named Joy, Beth seeks to provide pet owners with a tangible memory of the happiness they shared with their pets just before their four-legged family members pass on. Says Beth, “I think by seeing a beautiful image of someone who clearly and unabashedly loves their animals, to see that bond through touch, smiles, glances, it reminds us of ourselves. Pet owners can universally relate to the gravity of these relationships, and the immense loss that comes after their all-too-short lives.” For more of this touching series, visit My Modern Met…but make sure you have tissues.

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