Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tussaud's London Wax Museum- Oswald Assassination

This "shot" from the old London Wax Museum in St. Petersburg Florida shows Lee Harvey Oswald being shot by Jack Ruby as Jim Leavelle stands helplessly by. All the other witnesses are too expensive to reproduce, so this tableaux is historically inaccurate. Perhaps the simplistic nature of the scene allows the museum guest to focus more on the historic importance of the assassination than the detail of the set.

Kennedy, and all the events surrounding his death, was a very popular subject for wax museums during the sixties. Some museums originally created scenes showing JFK as the current President, then needed to change them in order to honor him as their fallen leader.

View more information about Lee Harvey Oswald here.

Learn more about the London Wax Museum here.


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