Lee Harvey Oswald Camera

Lee Harvey Oswald Camera KRLD

One of the most famous and historical cameras in our camera museum is the GE Black and White Image Orthicon Camera, otherwise known as the Lee Harvey Oswald camera.

This camera originally belonged to KRLD-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth. It was used in one of their remote trucks and was onsite when Lee Harvey Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby. This particular camera is #4. One of its twins, Camera 3, was also there. It is seen in several historic pictures. Camera 3 has recently surfaced and is now property of the 6th Floor Museum in Dallas. What happened to Cameras 1 & 2? They were left behind at the Trade Mart, where the President was scheduled to make a speech.

The camera has spent a year at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas for a special exhibit and at the Newseum in Washington D.C. for the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.