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President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Newport, R.I., 1958

PC044.TMP.075 (RS81154)

Description

The Eisenhower years coincided with Reed's career with Life. Reed was often called upon to cover presidential visits in case something newsworthy occurred. He recalls the particular agony of this assignment in Newport: "The only reason I was there was because it was Life's policy to have a photographer on hand in case something should happen, but nothing ever happened. He came out in the morning and played golf and he went home and had a nap, then came out and played golf again." In this photo, Eisenhower stands with his golf club swung above his head, watching his drive.

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Details

Collection Name
Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972
Collection Code
PC044
Dates
1958
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
194432
Reference Code
PC044.TMP.075

Record details

Originator
Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)
Other People
Eisenhower, Dwight D., 1890-1969
Other Organizations
Life Magazine
Descriptive Terms
golf
government
presidents
sports
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Places
Newport (Rhode Island island, Newport county, Rhode Island)
Notes
Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

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