Photography 1950s-60s

 The 1958 Pulitizer Prize for photography went to William C. Beall a combat photographer during World War II who was working for the Washington Daily News.  The photo was taken at a parade on September 10, 1957. According to the Pulitzer citation: “While keeping his eye on the parade, Beall saw a small boy step into the street, attracted by a dancing Chinese lion. A tall young policeman stepped in front of the boy, cautioning him to step back from the busy street.”   Above, Beale holds the photo.

Lee-Harvey-Oswald-shotRobert Jackson won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for this photo of Jack Ruby killing  Lee Harvey Oswald, apparent assassin of  US President John F. Kennedy. Jackson was at Dallas police headquarters for the transfer of suspect Lee Harvey Oswald to the county jail on November 24, 1963, two days after the assassination.  Many of the events around the Kennedy assassination remain mysterious, including Ruby’s motivation for killing Oswald.