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Artist:
George Tames, 1919 - 1994  Search this
Sitter:
Dwight David Eisenhower, 14 Oct 1890 - 28 Mar 1969  Search this
Leverett Saltonstall, 1 Sep 1892 - 17 Jun 1979  Search this
William Fife Knowland, 26 Jun 1908 - 23 Feb 1974  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon, 9 Jan 1913 - 22 Apr 1994  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 26.7 x 34cm (10 1/2 x 13 3/8")
Sheet: 26.5 x 33.8cm (10 7/16 x 13 5/16")
Mat: 40.6 x 55.9cm (16 x 22")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
1953
Exhibition Label:
Even though his relationship with Dwight Eisenhower was difficult, Richard Nixon became one of the most consequential vice presidents in American history. During the 1952 campaign and afterward, Ike used Nixon to lead the "all-out combat" against the Democrats, which allowed the president to be above the fray, a seemingly nonpartisan head of state. Nixon also served as Ike's liaison with Congress, overseeing passage of the 1957 Civil Rights Bill and Ike's behind-the-scenes campaign against Senator Joseph McCarthy. He was also Ike's representative on highly visible international trips, such as his 1959 visit to Moscow for the opening of the American National Exhibition which produced the famous "kitchen debate." There, Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev traded inanities about which nation was winning the Cold War, a debate that was nonetheless a fascinating public event.
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Printed Material\Document  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Interior\Office  Search this
Architecture\Window  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Leverett Saltonstall: Male  Search this
Leverett Saltonstall: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Leverett Saltonstall: Military\Army\Officer  Search this
Leverett Saltonstall: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts  Search this
Leverett Saltonstall: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts  Search this
Leverett Saltonstall: Politics and Government\US Senator\Massachusetts  Search this
William Fife Knowland: Male  Search this
William Fife Knowland: Military\Army\Officer  Search this
William Fife Knowland: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper  Search this
William Fife Knowland: Politics and Government\US Senator\Majority Leader  Search this
William Fife Knowland: Politics and Government\US Senator\Minority Leader  Search this
William Fife Knowland: Politics and Government\US Senator\California  Search this
William Fife Knowland: Politics and Government\State Legislator\California  Search this
William Fife Knowland: Politics and Government\State Senator\California  Search this
Dwight David Eisenhower: Male  Search this
Dwight David Eisenhower: Literature\Writer  Search this
Dwight David Eisenhower: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Dwight David Eisenhower: Education\Administrator\University\President  Search this
Dwight David Eisenhower: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Dwight David Eisenhower: Politics and Government\Chief of Staff  Search this
Dwight David Eisenhower: Military\Army\Officer\World War II  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Male  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Literature\Writer  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Senator\California  Search this
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Congressman\California  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Frances O. Tames
Object number:
NPG.94.198
Restrictions & Rights:
© George Tames/The New York Times/Redux
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.94.198