I can buy into that theory, but would like to see an original print rather than something made up of a bunch of little dots. Guess that means having to go through the Dallas Archives online and hoping to find it, then ordering a print. (sigh)
... According to Myers, "An enlargement of the crime photo referred to by the Commission, however, reveals that the "photograph of a man" is actually the spring, metal clip clutching Tippit's open spiral notebook."
This reminds me of the 1966 Antonioni movie BLOW-UP starring David Hemmings as a fashion photographer driving around swinging London in the most beautiful convertible in movie history. I found this on the movie's website:
Antonioni made the clearest statement of his motivation as a filmmaker at the end of Beyond the Clouds when he talked about his belief that reality is unattainable as it is submerged by layers of images which are only versions of reality.
This is a rather pretentious way of saying that everyone perceives reality in their own way and ultimately see only what they want to see.
With this philosophy in mind, Blow-Up is probably Antonioni's most personal film.
BLOW_UP is a must -see movie for every assassination buff, especially those interested in the photographic/film evidence, as the storyline shows.
Antonioni's beliefs about reality are only valid, IMO, when we are dealing with faint photographic images which only get more blurred upon enlargement, as David Hemming discovered. In the real world, of course, there is a reality that is independent of what anyone may think, and that reality includes the fact that JD Tippit was shot four times in cold blood. But the chances of positively identifying the person in the photo (if it is a photo) on Tippit's dashboard must be so astronomically small as to be not worth the effort.