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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1958

GUSN

GUSN-194432

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

presidents
golf
government
sports
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC044

Collection Name

Verner Reed photographic collection, 1950-1972

Reference Code

PC044.TMP.075

Places

Newport (Rhode Island island, Newport county, Rhode Island)

Record Details

Originator

Reed, Verner, 1923-2006 (Photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Eisenhower, Dwight D., 1890-1969

Other Organizations

Life Magazine

Accruals Note

Included in the exhibition, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972.

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