Riding thru the streets of Dallas in their open top limousine with the President and First Lady were Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, Nellie. Mrs. Connally turned to the President as the formation of cars turned onto Elm Street and said, "Mr. President, you certainly cannot say that Dallas does not love you." He smiled and then there was a loud noise.
The photograph, taken the day after President Kennedy's assassination, pictures (from left to right): George Christian, press secretary for Texas Governor John Connally ; Preston Smith, Lt. Governor of Texas; Lyndon Baines Johnson; Waggoner Carr, Attorney General of Texas; and Byron Tunnell, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. The newly sworn-in Johnson had summoned the Texas officials to Washington to help plan Kennedy's funeral.