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AP presidential photo exhibit opens in Dallas

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August 19, 2013 10:13 AM EST | AP


DALLAS — More than 70 Associated Press photographs of presidents taken over a 100-year span are part of a new exhibit at The Sixth Floor Museum.

The "The American President: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press" opened Sunday and runs through Oct. 27.

The downtown Dallas museum is dedicated to the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President John F. Kennedy and his legacy. It's located along the route traveled by JFK before he was fatally shot.

The exhibit, meant to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death, has an introduction with comments by former President George H.W. Bush of Houston.

"Through their lenses, succeeding generations of AP `photodogs' have captured both the ecstasy and agony of the American Presidency, and contributed in important ways to the historical record of each administration," according to Bush.

The exhibit has been touring museums, universities and libraries since early 2012. Previous stops included the Federal Hall National Memorial in New York and the library and museum of former President Jimmy Carter in Atlanta.