A group of researchers from Dartmouth College have used new forensic technology to verify a famous photo that Oswald claimed was fake and that conspiracy theorists argue had to be staged.

In the photo, Oswald can be seen holding the rifle he used to shoot and kill President John F. Kennedy along with a communist newspaper.

Using 3D modeling, the researchers claim to have disproven the theory that the photo is a fake and say their tests have proven the photo’s authenticity.


“Our detailed analysis of Oswald’s pose, the lighting and shadows and the rifle in his hands refutes the argument of photo tampering,” Hany Farid, a professor of computer science and one of the study’s authors, told Forensic Magazine.

“Our 3-D model of Oswald and his surroundings provide further evidence refuting other claims of photo tampering: the lighting and shadows are physically consistent, and the length of the rifle in Oswald’s hands is consistent with the length of this type of rifle,” the Dartmouth University researchers conclude.

For more on this, read the article from CBS News titled: “Photo of JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald verified by new technology.” and New York Post Another Lee Harvey Oswald conspiracy theory bites the dust.