The Oswald Band’s last show

Via Edge of the West, we are reminded that today is the anniversary of Lee Harvey Oswald’s last dance, memorialized in this famous photograph:


At least, that’s what I learned in school. Kathy tells it differently, but she doesn’t explain why people claim Oswald and Ruby were acting in concert. This photograph does.

H/T PBS, and George Mahlberg, creator of Oswald/Ruby as a Rock Band, 1996. Adapted from original photograph by Bob Jackson, 1963.


  1. #1 Size
    November 25, 2008

    Let’s not overlook the Dead Kennedys logo on the wall behind them. I believe this was created for the liner notes of one of their albums.

  2. #2 Dan
    June 15, 2009

    I maintain that this photo is a FAKE! Ruby is shown playing a Telecaster, but everyone knows he was a Strat man…

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