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The Environment President

George Bush
Artist:
Patrick Oliphant, born 1935
Sitter:
George Herbert Walker Bush, born 12 Jun 1924
Medium:
India ink over pencil with opaque white
Dimensions:
Sheet: 29.6 x 44.5cm (11 5/8 x 17 1/2")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1989
Topic:
Exterior
Cartoon\Political
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\President of US
George Herbert Walker Bush: Military and Intelligence\CIA Director
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Texas
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador\United Nations
George Herbert Walker Bush: Military and Intelligence\Officer
George Herbert Walker Bush: Business and Industry\Business Executive\Oil
George Herbert Walker Bush: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Susan Corn Conway, in honor of Alan Fern, on behalf of Patrick Oliphant
Object number:
NPG.2002.112
Rights:
© Pat Oliphant
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itinerary autographed by those on President Benjamin Harrison's Western tour of the United States to the Pacific Coast

Subject:
Burr, George Elbert
Harrison, Benjamin
Physical description:
Pamphlet : 6 p.
Type:
Printed/Published Materials
Date:
1891 Apr. 14 through May 16
Topic:
Presidents
Travel
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)562
Summary:
George Elbert Burr's itinerary of President Benjamin Harrison's Western tour of the United States to the Pacific Coast signed by those present.
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Archives of American Art
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President Benjamin Harrison's ship arriving in Seattle during his Western tour of the United States

Photographer:
Burr, George Elbert, 1859-1939
Subject:
Burr, George Elbert
Harrison, Benjamin
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1891 Apr. 14 through May 16
Topic:
Presidents
Travel
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)564
Summary:
George Elbert Burr's photograph of President Benjamin Harrison's ship arriving in Seattle during his Western tour of the United States.
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George Elbert Burr papers, 1885-1972
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Archives of American Art
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President Benjamin Harrison in Salt Lake City, Utah during his Western tour of the United States

Photographer:
Burr, George Elbert, 1859-1939
Subject:
Burr, George Elbert
Harrison, Benjamin
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1891 Apr. 14 through May 16
Topic:
Presidents
Travel
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)566
Summary:
George Elbert Burr's photograph of President Benjamin Harrison in Salt Lake City, Utah during his Western tour of the United States.
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President Benjamin Harrison in Royal Gorge, Seattle, Wash. during his Western tour of the United States

Photographer:
Burr, George Elbert, 1859-1939
Subject:
Burr, George Elbert
Harrison, Benjamin
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 00 x 00 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1891 Apr. 14 through May 16
Topic:
Presidents
Railroad travel
Travel
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)565
Summary:
George Elbert Burr's photograph of President Benjamin Harrison's train arriving in Royal Gorge, Seattle, Wash. during his Western tour of the United States.
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Land Grant College Presidents with President Truman [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Subject:
Truman, Harry S. 1884-1972
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1946
1940-1950
Topic:
State universities and colleges
College presidents
African American college presidents
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.72
AC0618.004.0000420.tif (AC Scan)
Summary:
No ink on negative, no Scurlock number. Group of men (Land Grant College presidents) standing in front of a portion of the White House. Truman does not appear in this print. "9 ANSCO SAFETY FILM" edge imprint.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
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Archives Center - NMAH
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President William Howard Taft

Artist:
Alyn Williams, born Wrexham, Wales 1865-died 1955
Sitter:
William Howard Taft
Medium:
watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
sight 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (11.4 x 8.3 cm) oval
Type:
Painting-Miniature
Date:
1910
Topic:
Occupation\political\president
Portrait male\bust
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1937.12.1
Description:
William Howard Taft once said, “I don’t remember that I ever was President.” He believed that having been named chief justice of the United States was a greater accomplishment than having achieved the presidency. Taft served one term in the Oval Office, after which he became a professor at Yale University Law School. In 1913, Alyn Williams included this miniature of Taft in an exhibition at Moulton and Ricketts Galleries in New York City. While looking over the display, Williams noticed that five of the miniatures, including his portrait of Taft, were missing. When the gallery assured him they had never received the paintings, Williams retraced his steps in an attempt to find them. Exhausted and discouraged, the artist returned to his hotel room that evening only to find the paintings in his dresser drawer, just where he had left them. Conservation of this miniature was made possible through a generous grant provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.
“One of the most uncomfortable four months of my life.” William Howard Taft, speaking of his 1908 presidential campaign, White House Web site
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On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16B, Drawer 29
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt

Artist:
Gari Melchers, 1860-1932
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 214.4 x 112.5 cm (84 7/16 x 44 5/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
United States
Date:
1908
Topic:
portrait
United States
American Art
president
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1908.17a
Rights:
Copyright with museum
Provenance:
From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Gari Melchers on March 19, 1908 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See List, American Paintings Other than by Whistler, A, pg. 2, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[2] See note 1.
[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Edward Sorel and the Presidents

Edward Sorel Self-Portrait
Artist:
Edward Sorel, born 1929
Sitter:
Edward Sorel, born 1929
James Earl Carter, Jr., born 1 Oct 1924
Henry Alfred Kissinger, born 27 May 1923
Ronald Wilson Reagan, 6 Feb 1911 - 5 Jun 2004
Lyndon Baines Johnson, 27 Aug 1908 - 22 Jan 1973
Richard Milhous Nixon, 9 Jan 1913 - 22 Apr 1994
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr., 14 Jul 1913 - 26 Dec 2006
George Herbert Walker Bush, born 12 Jun 1924
Medium:
Ink and watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 58.1 x 44.2 cm (22 7/8 x 17 3/8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2003
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Writing implement\Pen
Caricature
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Writing implement\Pencil
Artist's Effects\Easel
Artist's Effects\Sketchbook
Self-portrait
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Literature\Writer
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Officer
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Politics and Government\President of US
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Politics and Government\Governor\Georgia
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Society and Social Change\Founder\Charity
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Politics and Government\State Senator\Georgia
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Nobel Prize
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Literature\Writer
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Education\Educator\Teacher
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Politics and Government\President of US
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Politics and Government\US Senator\Texas
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Texas
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Officer
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.: Education\Educator\Teacher
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.: Politics and Government\President of US
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Michigan
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.: Congressional Gold Medal
Richard Milhous Nixon: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Richard Milhous Nixon: Literature\Writer
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Richard Milhous Nixon: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Officer
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\President of US
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Senator\California
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Congressman\California
Ronald Wilson Reagan: Literature\Writer
Ronald Wilson Reagan: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor
Ronald Wilson Reagan: Politics and Government\President of US
Ronald Wilson Reagan: Politics and Government\Governor\California
Ronald Wilson Reagan: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Sportscaster
Ronald Wilson Reagan: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Ronald Wilson Reagan: Congressional Gold Medal
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\President of US
George Herbert Walker Bush: Military and Intelligence\CIA Director
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Texas
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador\United Nations
George Herbert Walker Bush: Military and Intelligence\Officer
George Herbert Walker Bush: Business and Industry\Business Executive\Oil
George Herbert Walker Bush: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Edward Sorel: Visual Arts\Artist
Edward Sorel: Visual Arts\Artist\Cartoonist
Edward Sorel: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator
Henry Alfred Kissinger: Education\Educator
Henry Alfred Kissinger: Business and Industry\Business Executive
Henry Alfred Kissinger: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Henry Alfred Kissinger: Communications\Interpreter
Henry Alfred Kissinger: Nobel Prize
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2003.65
Rights:
© Edward Sorel
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Assassination of President Lincoln

Artist:
Currier & Ives Lithography Company, active 1857 - 1907
Sitter:
Major Henry Riggs Rathbone, 1837 - 1911
Mrs. Clara Harris Rathbone, c.1830 - 1894
Mary Ann Todd Lincoln, 13 Dec 1818 - 16 Jul 1882
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865
John Wilkes Booth, 26 Aug 1838 - 26 Apr 1865
Medium:
Hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 20.1 x 30.9cm (7 15/16 x 12 3/16")
Sheet: 27.7 x 35.5cm (10 7/8 x 14")
Mat (horizontal): 40.6 x 55.9cm (16 x 22")
Type:
Print
Date:
1865
Topic:
Interior
Architecture\Balustrade
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Armchair
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat\Bonnet
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States
Weapon\Gun\Pistol
Weapon\Knife\Dagger
Mary Ann Todd Lincoln: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US
John Wilkes Booth: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor
John Wilkes Booth: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal\Assassin
Major Henry Riggs Rathbone: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War
Major Henry Riggs Rathbone: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Major
Mrs. Clara Harris Rathbone: Society and Social Change\Wife
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Abraham Lincoln: Military and Intelligence\Soldier
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\President of US
Abraham Lincoln: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist
Abraham Lincoln: Business and Industry\Merchant
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Surveyor
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\State Senator\Illinois
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster
Abraham Lincoln: Crafts and Trades\Boat builder
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.82.50
Exhibition Label:
On the night of April 14, 1865, Lincoln was attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre, accompanied by his wife and their guests, Major Henry R. Rathbone and his fiancée, Clara Harris. That evening the guard assigned to the president abandoned his post, and as a result, John Wilkes Booth found it easy to enter Lincoln's private box and shoot him. As Booth leapt out of the box to the stage about twelve feet below, he caught the spur of his boot on a draped American flag and broke his leg when he landed. Nevertheless, he escaped. Union soldiers cornered him twelve days later in a barn in Caroline County, Virginia, where he died of a bullet wound.
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President Benjamin Harrison at City Hall, Los Angeles, Calif. during his Western tour of the United States

Photographer:
Burr, George Elbert, 1859-1939
Subject:
Burr, George Elbert
Harrison, Benjamin
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1891 Apr. 14 through May 16
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)567
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George Elbert Burr papers, 1885-1972
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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President's Residence

Created by:
Hale Woodruff, American, 1900 - 1980
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (object): 9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
H x W (mat): 19 x 12 1/2 in. (48.3 x 31.8 cm)
Type:
woodcuts
Place depicted:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Date:
1930-1950
Topic:
African American
Art
Education
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joele and Fred Michaud
Object number:
2013.239.20.2
Rights:
© Hale Woodruff Est./Licensed by Visual Artists & Galleries Association, Inc (VAGA), New York, NY. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture
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LBJ - President Signs Civil Rights Bill

Artist:
George Tames, 1919 - 1994
Sitter:
Everett McKinley Dirksen, 4 Jan 1896 - 7 Sep 1969
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr., 27 May 1911 - 13 Jan 1978
George Meany, 16 Aug 1894 - 10 Jan 1980
Charles Abraham Halleck, 22 Aug 1900 - 3 Mar 1986
Martin Luther King, Jr., 15 Jan 1929 - 4 Apr 1968
William Moore McCulloch, 24 Nov 1901 - 23 Feb 1980
Lyndon Baines Johnson, 27 Aug 1908 - 22 Jan 1973
John William McCormack, 21 Dec 1891 - 22 Nov 1980
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 17.7 x 25.4cm (6 15/16 x 10")
Mat: 35.6 x 45.7cm (14 x 18")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
1964
Topic:
Interior
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Printed Material\Document
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone
Architecture\Window
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Desk
Artwork\Painting\Portrait
George Meany: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Labor leader
George Meany: Presidential Medal of Freedom
John William McCormack: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
John William McCormack: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts
John William McCormack: Military and Intelligence\Soldier
John William McCormack: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Speaker of the House
John William McCormack: Politics and Government\State Senator\Massachusetts
John William McCormack: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts
Everett McKinley Dirksen: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Everett McKinley Dirksen: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer
Everett McKinley Dirksen: Politics and Government\US Senator\Minority Leader
Everett McKinley Dirksen: Politics and Government\US Senator\Illinois
Everett McKinley Dirksen: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Literature\Writer
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Education\Educator\Teacher
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Politics and Government\President of US
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Politics and Government\US Senator\Texas
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Texas
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr.: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr.: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr.: Education\Educator\Professor\University
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Senator\Minnesota
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr.: Politics and Government\Public Official\Mayor\Minneapolis, MN
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr.: Health and Medicine\Pharmacist
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr.: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Newscaster
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr.: Congressional Gold Medal
Charles Abraham Halleck: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Charles Abraham Halleck: Military and Intelligence\Soldier
Charles Abraham Halleck: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Indiana
William Moore McCulloch: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
William Moore McCulloch: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Ohio
William Moore McCulloch: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Ohio
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights\Civil rights leader
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Minister
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Nobel Prize
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Congressional Gold Medal
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Frances O. Tames
Object number:
NPG.94.175
Rights:
© The New York Times/George Tames
Exhibition Label:
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Bill at the White House
After criticizing President John F. Kennedy for failing to advance civil rights legislation, King was elated when Kennedy addressed the nation on June 11, 1963, and pledged to seek passage of a civil rights bill that would provide "equality of treatment" to every American. Sent to the House on June 19, the bill soon became stalled in committee, where it languished until President Kennedy’s assassination on November 22. Declaring that prompt passage of Kennedy’s civil rights bill would be the most fitting way to honor the late president, Lyndon Johnson successfully pressured Congress to bring it to a vote. The bill cleared the House on February 10, 1964, and reached the Senate floor on March 30, where it was blocked by a filibuster until June 10. When the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was finally signed into law by President Johnson on July 2, King (second row, center) attended the ceremony.
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1946 Land Grant College presidents with Pres. Truman [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Ansco
Subject:
Truman, Harry S. 1884-1972
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans 1940-1950
Type:
Photographs
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1946
Topic:
College presidents
African American college presidents
State universities and colleges
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.75
Summary:
No ink on negative. Land Grant College presidents with President Harry S. Truman posing in the Rose Garden next to the White House, 1946. "E" is written on the envelope in which this negative was originally filed. "9 ANSCO SAFETY FILM" edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Archives Center - NMAH
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Martin Van Buren

Artist:
Moritz Furst, Mar 1782 - after 1841
John Reich, 1768 - 1833
Sitter:
Martin Van Buren, 5 Dec 1782 - 24 Jul 1862
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Diameter: 6.4cm (2 1/2")
Type:
Medal
Date:
1837
Topic:
Medal\Peace
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York
Martin Van Buren: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\Governor\New York
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\President of US
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York
Martin Van Buren: Politics and Government\State Attorney General\New York
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Betty A. and Lloyd G. Schermer
Object number:
NPG.99.113
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Exhibition:
America's Presidents
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 240
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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George Bush

Artist:
Patrick Oliphant, born 1935
Sitter:
George Herbert Walker Bush, born 12 Jun 1924
Medium:
Bronze on wood base
Dimensions:
With Base: 70.5 x 121.9 x 32.7cm (27 3/4 x 48 x 12 7/8")
Without Base: 65.4 x 110.5 x 22.9cm (25 3/4 x 43 1/2 x 9")
Base: 5 x 81.3 x 32.5cm (1 15/16 x 32 x 12 13/16")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1989
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Caricature
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Horseshoe
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\President of US
George Herbert Walker Bush: Military and Intelligence\CIA Director
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Texas
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador\United Nations
George Herbert Walker Bush: Military and Intelligence\Officer
George Herbert Walker Bush: Business and Industry\Business Executive\Oil
George Herbert Walker Bush: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.91.25
Rights:
© Pat Oliphant
Exhibition Label:
Since the late nineteenth century, the editorial cartoon has played a provocative role in presidential politics, countering partisan advertising with irreverence. Australian-born Pulitzer-Prize winner Pat Oliphant (born 1935) hones a distinctive, repeatable caricature of each incoming president. When each fails to live up to expectations, those exaggerated figures begin to age, sag, shrink, weaken, or bloat. Oliphant has summarized his cartoon depictions of each president since Lyndon Johnson in a series of bronze sculptures. His images of Richard Nixon as a haunting and malevolent Napoleon, Gerald Ford as Band-Aided hollow mask, Jimmy Carter as an insignificant miniature, and George H. W. Bush as a wizened horseshoe player, remind us of the powerful impact of satiric portraiture.
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Exhibition:
America's Presidents
On View:
NPG, West Gallery 210
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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John Adams

Artist:
John Trumbull, 6 Jun 1756 - 10 Nov 1843
Former attribution:
Gilbert Stuart, 3 Dec 1755 - 9 Jul 1828
Sitter:
John Adams, 30 Oct 1735 - 4 Jul 1826
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 65.1 × 54.9 × 2.5cm (25 5/8 × 21 5/8 × 1")
Frame: 78.7 x 69.2 x 6cm (31 x 27 1/4 x 2 3/8")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\Pennsylvania\Philadelphia\Philadelphia
Date:
1793
Topic:
John Adams: Literature\Writer
John Adams: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental
John Adams: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman\Signer of Declaration
John Adams: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
John Adams: Politics and Government\Diplomat
John Adams: Politics and Government\President of US
John Adams: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.75.52
Exhibition Label:
In 1789, after performing invaluable service to his country both during and after the Revolution, John Adams became George Washington's vice president and the first to discover how insignificant that office could be. The position, however, yielded one important compensation: it became the springboard for his election to the presidency in 1796.
Chief among Adams's presidential successes was the avoidance of hostilities over France's infringement on American neutrality in the war between France and Great Britain. Unfortunately, Adams pleased no one in doing so, and he left the White House in 1801 largely discredited on all sides. Recalling his administration years later, he noted, "No man who ever held the office of president would ever congratulate a friend on obtaining it."
This portrait was derived from sittings that occurred during Adams's vice presidency. By then, John Trumbull had painted two other likenesses of Adams, including one that was eventually incorporated into Trumbull's picture depicting the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which now resides in the U.S. Capitol rotunda.
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Exhibition:
America's Presidents
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 240
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National Portrait Gallery
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The Man Who Never Met A President He Didn't Like

Artist:
Edward Sorel, born 1929
Sitter:
William Franklin Graham Jr., born 7 Nov 1918
Richard Milhous Nixon, 9 Jan 1913 - 22 Apr 1994
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr., 14 Jul 1913 - 26 Dec 2006
James Earl Carter, Jr., born 1 Oct 1924
George Herbert Walker Bush, born 12 Jun 1924
Medium:
Ink and watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 49cm x 40.4 cm (19 5/16" x 15 7/8")
Sheet: 50.8cm x 68 cm (20" x 26 3/4")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1991
Topic:
Interior
Nature & Environment\Animal\Horse
Caricature
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States
Religious\Halo
Nature & Environment\Stars
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Literature\Writer
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Officer
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Politics and Government\President of US
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Politics and Government\Governor\Georgia
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Society and Social Change\Founder\Charity
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Politics and Government\State Senator\Georgia
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Nobel Prize
James Earl Carter, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Officer
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.: Education\Educator\Teacher
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.: Politics and Government\President of US
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Michigan
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.: Congressional Gold Medal
Richard Milhous Nixon: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Richard Milhous Nixon: Literature\Writer
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Richard Milhous Nixon: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Officer
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\President of US
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Senator\California
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Congressman\California
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\President of US
George Herbert Walker Bush: Military and Intelligence\CIA Director
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Texas
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador\United Nations
George Herbert Walker Bush: Military and Intelligence\Officer
George Herbert Walker Bush: Business and Industry\Business Executive\Oil
George Herbert Walker Bush: Presidential Medal of Freedom
William Franklin Graham Jr.: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Evangelist
William Franklin Graham Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom
William Franklin Graham Jr.: Congressional Gold Medal
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution © Edward Sorel
Object number:
S/NPG.94.77
Rights:
© Edward Sorel
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John Tyler

Artist:
Ferdinand Pettrich, 1798 - 1872
John Reich, 1768 - 1833
Sitter:
John Tyler, 29 Mar 1790 - 18 Jan 1862
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Diameter: 7.6 cm (3")
Type:
Medal
Date:
1842-1843; medal is inscribed 1841
Topic:
Medal\Peace
John Tyler: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
John Tyler: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
John Tyler: Politics and Government\President of US
John Tyler: Education\Administrator\University\Chancellor
John Tyler: Politics and Government\US Senator\Virginia
John Tyler: Politics and Government\State Legislator\West Virginia
John Tyler: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Virginia
John Tyler: Politics and Government\Governor\Virginia
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Betty A. and Lloyd G. Schermer
Object number:
NPG.99.114
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Exhibition:
America's Presidents
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 240
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President Lincoln and Gen. McClellan on Battle-Field of Antietam

Artist:
Alexander Gardner, 1821 - 1882
Sitter:
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865
George Brinton McClellan, 3 Dec 1826 - 29 Oct 1885
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 17.6 x 22.5cm (6 15/16 x 8 7/8")
Mat: 35.6 x 45.7cm (14 x 18")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1862
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree
Weapon\Sword
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Architecture\Building\Tent
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat\Top hat
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard
Exterior\Military Camp
George Brinton McClellan: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
George Brinton McClellan: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General
George Brinton McClellan: Politics and Government\Governor\New Jersey
George Brinton McClellan: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Major General
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Abraham Lincoln: Military and Intelligence\Soldier
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\President of US
Abraham Lincoln: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist
Abraham Lincoln: Business and Industry\Merchant
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Surveyor
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\State Senator\Illinois
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster
Abraham Lincoln: Crafts and Trades\Boat builder
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.80.106
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