Spaulding Jones Photos at the Sixth Floor Museum

Spaulding Jones Photos at the Sixth Floor Museum

 

Spaulding Jones. Thanks to Phil Hopley.

A few weeks back the Sixth Floor Museum published a set of colour photographs taken by Spaulding Jones inside the Texas School Book Depository. Jones was a regional manager of Macmillan and Company, which were housed on the third floor of the TSBD.  Spaulding Jones believed that he was on the elevator with Lee Harvey Oswald on November 22, 1963 at 08:30.

Click pic to enlarge. Photo: Spaulding Jones – Sixth Floor Museum.

Spaulding Jones. Thanks to Phil Hopley.

 

The next day on the morning of the 23rd, Jones took a series of color photographs on the sixth floor of the Depository, and it is just amazing to see the so called ‘scene’ in colour for a change.

I like the photo of the two men in the so called sniper’s nest with one on the phone and the other being close to the sniper’s position and is fairly well concealed from view unless from relative closeness which this shot perfectly demonstrates. Those pipes look like a bother for a right handed shooter.

Click pic to enlarge. Photo: Spaulding Jones – Sixth Floor Museum.

Two other photos stood out to me as they were not of the third floor, nor was any other, where the MacMillan office was based inside the TSBD. They are of the second floor front entrance of the TSBD office of which there is a similar FBI photograph that was published by the Warren Commission in 1964. A quick comparison immediately shows this to be the same front entrance.

Click pic to enlarge. Photo: Spaulding Jones – Sixth Floor Museum.

Click to enlarge. Photos Spaulding Jones – Sixth Floor Museum.

Second floor office space entrance, click pic to enlarge.

I reckon that potential clients of the companies housed inside the TSBD where received through the second floor front entrance. And that also goes for the conference room photo pasted below. There is no other conference room in the building than on the second floor in the back where the upper management such as Jack Cason and Ochus Campbell had their offices. It is nice to see what the conference room looked like. Obviously the books belong to the publishing companies housed on the second, third and fourth floors. No idea of identifying the people in the photographs above the shelf unit are. Nor the Emblem, could be an award?

Click to enlarge. Second floor conference room TSBD. Photo: Spaulding Jones – Sixth Floor Museum.

Click to enlarge. Second floor conference room TSBD, back of image. Photo: Spaulding Jones – Sixth Floor Museum.

And for more clarification I share the 2nd and 3rd floor plans made by the FBI. For some strange reason rooms 302, 303 and 304 are missing on the third floor plans.

With special thanks to Gary Murr (for the drawings), Phil Hopley for the S.J. pictures and Ed Ledoux for some research.