Sunday, June 01, 2008
Ambassador Hotel busboy Juan Romero kneels next to the body of Kennedy after the senator was shot on June 5,1968. When Life magazine ceased publication in 1972, Bill Eppridge went to New York to pick up this 16-by-20-inch print. In the epilogue of his book, photographer Bill Eppridge wrote that he had never hung the print on the wall but instead put it behind his sofa. Years later, a canyon fire totally destroyed his house. The day after the fire, he found the picture behind the sofa mostly protected from the fire.