Since I have quite a bit to offer to complement Daddieuhoh’s work yesterday, I thought I would do it as a separate post. There is quite a bit going on in the photos he brought to us. I will offer the ones I will be working with as a montage:
Label them 1-5 starting upper left and going clockwise. The first thing to notice is that in photos 1,2 and 3, LBJ is in exactly the same pose. Yet Dad noticed a slight shift in everything around him. This would indicate that LBJ had been inserted into the photo as a paste-up, or, more likely, that we have photos taken in rapid succession with objects in the foreground less affected by a shift of the camera than than those behind. Here are some overlays, this one of 2 over 1.
Everyone has shifted a little, but LBJ has maintain a stationary posture – a slight movement of his right hand, and his left hand on the bible also moving. Everyone behind him has shifted a little except those directly behind, to me indicating this there has been slight camera movement of two shots close together.
Here again, with 3 overlaying 1, we see LBJ slightly moving, and everyone else shifting except those directly behind.
And with that same photo I have put Jackie in focus, as her facial image overlays the original perfectly. Her clothing has shifted a little bit. All of the images except one directly over her head have shifted. This is, again, camera angle, as far as I can tell.
From this I gather that we are dealing with photos in rapid succession, with everyone aware that they are participating in a fake photo session, possibly done days, weeks or months in advance of the faked assassination. The reason I say that is that they used a stand-in for Jackie, wearing the clothing she was assigned that day and a wig that covers almost all of her face. They were then able to come back in the darkroom and insert Jackie’s face under the wig. They used two Jackie expressions:
Note that the dark collar makes it easier to do darkroom work, and by the way, not to be ghoulish, but where is the blood?
The reason I think this is a stand-in wearing a Jackie wig is because in both photos everything moves a little, including facial features, but the hair matches perfectly.
In other words, to grant Johnson legitimacy as president, they needed a transition of power, meaning that they needed Jackie in the photographs. But just as with the morgue shots of JFK, the real people, for whatever reason, were unwilling or were not asked to participate. So they used stand-ins, and finished the job in the darkroom.
Here’s is photos 4 and five again:
We see Lyndon and Lady Bird expressing sympathy to Jackie, and then looking away. Jackie is like a statue. It is because they used the same paste-up for both images. Both LBJ and Lady Bird were expressing fake sympathy to the stand-in, who was asked to stand still, as they knew they were going to be giving her a new face.
That is my take, but I am only one set of eyes. Others please, weigh in.