Original wire photograph of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., following the release of the findings of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, 1978

New York: Time, 1978. Vintage borderless wire photograph of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., published following the release of the findings of the US House Select Committee on Assassinations, 1978. The iconic photograph by Joseph Louw for Time magazine, taken moments after the April 4, 1968 assassination of King at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, is recognized as one of the most important photographs of the twentieth century.

The House Select Committee on Assassinations was established in 1976 to investigate the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1963 and 1968, respectively. Investigations were completed in 1978, finding both assassinations likely the results of conspiracies, and that no US government agency was part of the conspiracies.

8 x 6.25 inches, thermal duplication. Near Fine.


[Book #156307]