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Assassination Attempt

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C1414-7A, President Reagan and Nancy Reagan walk to St. John's Episcopal Church from the White House on the morning of 03/29/1981.

C1442-15A, President Reagan give remarks to National Conference of Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO at Washington Hilton Hotel. 03/30/1981.

C1426-16, President Reagan waves to crowd immediately before being shot in an assassination attempt after exiting Washington Hilton Hotel. 03/30/1981.

C1426-17, Chaos outside the Washington Hilton Hotel after the assassination attempt on President Reagan. James Brady and police officer Thomas Delahanty lie wounded on the ground. 03/30/1981. 

C1426-18, Chaos outside the Washington Hilton Hotel after the assassination attempt on President Reagan. James Brady and police officer Thomas Delahanty lie wounded on the ground. 03/30/1981. 

  C1426-19, Chaos outside the Washington Hilton Hotel after the assassination attempt on President Reagan. James Brady and police officer Thomas Delahanty lie wounded on the ground. 03/30/1981.

C1426-20, Chaos outside the Washington Hilton Hotel after the assassination attempt on President Reagan. James Brady and police officer Thomas Delahanty lie wounded on the ground. 03/30/1981. 

C1426-21, Chaos outside the Washington Hilton Hotel after the assassination attempt on President Reagan. James Brady and police officer Thomas Delahanty lie wounded on the ground. 03/30/1981. 

C1426-22, Chaos outside the Washington Hilton Hotel after the assassination attempt on President Reagan. James Brady and police officer Thomas Delahanty lie wounded on the ground. 03/30/1981. 

C1426-23, Chaos outside the Washington Hilton Hotel after the assassination attempt on President Reagan. James Brady and police officer Thomas Delahanty lie wounded on the ground. 03/30/1981.

C1426-24, Chaos outside the Washington Hilton Hotel after the assassination attempt on President Reagan. James Brady and police officer Thomas Delahanty lie wounded on the ground. 03/30/1981.

C1426-25, Chaos outside the Washington Hilton Hotel after the assassination attempt on President Reagan. James Brady and police officer Thomas Delahanty lie wounded on the ground. 03/30/1981.

C1426-26, Chaos outside the Washington Hilton Hotel after the assassination attempt on President Reagan. James Brady and police officer Thomas Delahanty lie wounded on the ground. 03/30/1981. 

C1426-27, Chaos outside the Washington Hilton Hotel after the assassination attempt on President Reagan. Secret service agents and police crowd around John Hinckley Jr. 03/30/1981. 

C1429-22, Assistant Press Secretary Larry Speakes speaking to the Press about President Reagan's condition in the White House Press room. 03/30/1981.

C1429-31, Secretary of State Alexander Haig speaking to the Press about President Reagan's condition in the White House Press room. 03/30/1981.

C1429-34, Secretary of State Alexander Haig speaking to the Press about President Reagan's condition in the White House Press room. 03/30/1981.

C1432-0, White House Senior Staff hold a meeting on the assassination attempt on President Reagan in situation room. From left to right: Helene Von Damm, Fred Fielding, Drew Lewis, Richard Allen, Don Regan, Alexander Haig, David Gergen, Max Friedersdorf, Larry Speakes, Richard Darman and Caspar Weinberger.03/30/1981.

C1432-19, White House Senior Staff hold a meeting on the assassination attempt on President Reagan in situation room. From left to right: David Gergen, Rich Williamson, unidentified, William Casey, Alexander Haig, Larry Speakes, Caspar Weinberger, Craig Fuller and Don Regan. 03/30/1981.

1428-3, White House Senior Staff hold a meeting on the assassination attempt on President Reagan in situation room. From left to right: David Gergen, Richard Williamson, unidentified, William Casey, Larry Speakes, Alexander Haig, Caspar Weinberger. 03/30/1981

1436-6, White House Senior Staff hold a meeting on the assassination attempt on President Reagan in situation room. From left to right: Martin Anderson, Ed Meese, George Bush, Richard Allen, Larry Speakes, David Gergen, Alexander Haig, James Baker, Richard Darman, Rich Williamson. 03/30/1981.

1437-13, White House Senior Staff hold a meeting on the assassination attempt on President Reagan in situation room. From left to right: Fred Fielding, Martin Anderson, Alexander Haig and James Baker. 03/30/1981.

C1433-8, Secretary of State Alexander Haig and Director of Communications David Gergen talking on the telephone in the situation room Offices. 03/30/1981.

C1475-13, President Reagan with Nancy Reagan inside George Washington Hospital four days after the shooting. 04/03/1981.

C1490-10, George Bush and all the White House staff members with "Get Well Soon Mr. President" sign in front of Old Executive Office building, OEOB. 04/07/1981.

C1496-19, President Reagan talking with James Baker and Senator Laxalt while recovering at George Washington Hospital. 04/08/1981.

C1497-5A, President Reagan looking at "Get Well Soon Mr. President" photo while recovering at George Washington Hospital. 04/08/1981.

C1516-9, President Reagan leaving George Washington Hospital escorted by Nancy Reagan and daughter Patti Davis. 04/11/1981.

C1516-18, President Reagan leaving George Washington Hospital escorted by Nancy Reagan and daughter Patti Davis. 04/11/1981.

C1517-14, President Reagan returning home to the White House after being at George Washington Hospital. 04/11/1981.

C1519-6, President Reagan returning home to the White House after being at George Washington Hospital. 04/11/1981.

C1538-12, President Reagan working in his residence study four days after returning to the White House. 04/15/1981.

C1638-18, President Reagan attends his first cabinet meeting after the assassination attempt. From left to right: James Watt, Alexander Haig, Martin Anderson, President Reagan, Frank Carlucci, Joseph Wright. 04/24/1981.