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JFK Revisited: Were the Oswald Backyard Photographs Faked?

Oliver Stone's so-called documentary, JFK Revisited; Through the Looking Glass, once again raises the issue of the legitimacy of the backyard photographs of Lee Harvey Oswald. I found this surprising since there is no shortage of scientific studies that have conclusively found that the photographs are legitimate.


Here is a partial transcript of JFK Revisited: (Approx. 30:57)

Brian Edwards: Marina Oswald took backyard photographs of Lee Oswald holding a rifle and a pistol on his hip, and in that first photograph, that she took three of, Commission Exhibit 133-A and 133-B, show a ring on the ring finger of the right hand. 133-C the ring appears on the left hand. In fact, the Dallas police showed Lee Oswald one of the pictures, while he was still in custody, and he said "that's my face but I don't remember ever having had that picture taken."

The first photo alterationist was Lee Harvey Oswald -- he wouldn't even admit that the face was his.


Here is a screen shot from JFK Revisited showing the three photographs:


I don't believe there is a great mystery here. Lee Harvey Oswald wore two rings - his wedding ring, typically on his right hand (Russian style) and his Marine ring. Might he have been wearing two rings?


Here is a close-up of CE 133A:

There also appears to be a ring, or an indication that there had been a ring, on his left hand as well:



Here is CE133C:


The ring on his left hand does look like a Marine ring, and not a wedding ring:


Here is a picture of Oswald in handcuffs and you can see his Marine ring on his left hand:


Here are some relevant links regarding the backyard photographs:





Oliver Stone is so desperate to prove that the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle is not Oswald's that he included this clunker.





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Fred Litwin
Fred Litwin
Dec 01, 2021
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Chris Gioia
Chris Gioia
Dec 01, 2021
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The bottom sling keeper is bottom mounted, NOT side mounted. That blog post completely ignores that.

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Chris Gioia
Chris Gioia
Nov 30, 2021

so, what happened to the ring? Did he take it off in between photos? It's not on his hand, it's on his hand, it's on the wrong hand. Oh, that's right, he wore 2 rings. Really Mr. Litwin, c'mon now. Also, please explain why the rifle in the picture has the sling keepers mounted differently than the rifle they found at the book depository. Oh, I know, Oswald used 2 rifles. He mounted the sling Russian style. 🤣Why didn't I think of that?

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General Fred
General Fred
Dec 13, 2021
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Just out of curiosity, did you even read the blog?

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