The backyard photo house, 214 W. Neely

Lee Harvey Oswald in the backyard of 214 W. Neely, the duplex where he lived with wife, Marina, who took the infamous photo.(Photos courtesy of the Texas Panhandle Plains Museum, the Dallas PUblic Library and the Dallas Municipal archives)
Lee Harvey Oswald in the backyard of 214 W. Neely, the duplex where he lived with wife, Marina, who took the infamous photo.(Photos courtesy of the Texas Panhandle Plains Museum, the Dallas PUblic Library and the Dallas Municipal archives)

Conspiracy theorists went wild after the infamous “backyard photo” of Oswald was published in 1964.

Slight discrepancies in how the photo looked in Life magazine and the Detroit Free Press provided fodder that the photo had been “doctored.”

Oswald’s wife, Marina, took the photo of her husband with a pistol in his pocket and holding a rifle and communist newspapers in the backyard of their Oak Cliff duplex.

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The house is still standing, and it looks virtually the same, although its condition, proximity to the Bishop Arts District and lack of historic protection could put it at risk for demolition in the future.

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