Photographer Dan Farrell has died. Took famous photos at JFK funeral.



Dan Farrell, a photographer for The Daily News in New York known for his image of John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his father’s coffin, died on Monday, 13 April 2015, in Rockville Centre, N.Y. He was 84. The cause was pneumonia, NYTimes story
In 50 years at the newspaper, Mr. Farrell photographed the Beatles’ first American visit, Bing Crosby on the subway and President Jimmy Carter jumping a fence at La Guardia Airport. But his most memorable image was of the president’s son.
PERSONAL OBSERVATION: The date was Nov. 25, 1963, three days after President Kennedy’s assassination. John Jr., known as John-John, was spending his third birthday attending his father’s funeral in Washington. As a member of the Air Force military cordon, I was standing outside the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, as the procession passed by, John-John’s mother, Jacqueline Kennedy, whispered to him. The boy, in overcoat and shorts, standing in front of his uncle Robert F. Kennedy, raised his right hand in salute. I thought to myself if someone took a picture it would be historical. Farrell who was nearby got the picture as did a few other photographers. Something to tell my grandchildren about I was thinking.---RACampbell

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