Item: photograph of the lowering of the flag at the Polk County (Oregon) courthouse on Nov. 22, 1963 by Ben Maxwell
Description: 8 x 4.5 inch b/w photograph of the lowering of the flag at the Polk County Courthouse (Dallas, Oregon), on November 22, 1963 by Deputy Sheriff Wes Rhodes, after receiving the news of the assassination and death of President John F. Kennedy.
Photo taken by Ben Maxwell (1898-1967), a longtime Oregon newspaper reporter, photographer, and local historian.
The Deputy Sheriff pictured, Wesley Lavone Rhodes (1924-1982), was a lifelong resident of Polk County who dedicated more than 28 years of his life to the Polk County Sheriffs Office. He died at the sheriff's office. Caption made at foot of photo. Descriptive notes on backside.
Condition: Very Good; Crease visible in bottom left corner of photograph.
Place: Dallas, Oregon
Keywords: Polk County, Oregon, courthouse, sheriff, lowering of the flag, half-mast, the day Kennedy died, Nov 22 1963, patriotic, Kennedy assassination,
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