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Artist:
Diana Walker, born 1942  Search this
Sitter:
George Herbert Walker Bush, 12 Jun 1924 - 30 Nov 2018  Search this
Medium:
Chromogenic print
Dimensions:
Image: 27.2 x 40.6cm (10 11/16 x 16")
Sheet: 40.4 x 50.7cm (15 7/8 x 19 15/16")
Mat: 55.9 x 71.1cm (22 x 28")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
Saudi Arabia
Date:
1990
Exhibition Label:
Time photographer Diana Walker captures President George Bush during his Thanksgiving visit to American troops stationed in Saudi Arabia just prior to the start of the Gulf War. Bush later recalled, "I had a pretty good idea on Thanksgiving of 1990 that we were going to have to fight. We were still trying diplomacy and using the United Nations and all that, but I had my mind set that we were going to have to go to war." Although soldiers expressed to him their desire to begin the liberation of Kuwait, Bush continued, "When I looked out at these faces, at this point I know I was thinking, 'How many of these kids are going to die for their country?'" This late afternoon image shows Bush throwing souvenirs to the soldiers who have gathered around him.
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Vehicle  Search this
Exterior\Landscape\Desert  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Watch\Wrist watch  Search this
George Herbert Walker Bush: Male  Search this
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\Government Official\Intelligence Agent\CIA Director  Search this
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Texas  Search this
George Herbert Walker Bush: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador\United Nations  Search this
George Herbert Walker Bush: Military\Officer  Search this
George Herbert Walker Bush: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Executive\Oil  Search this
George Herbert Walker Bush: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Diana Walker
Object number:
NPG.95.108
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1900 Diana Walker
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4e296f553-7e99-44fa-b919-9d2802f8a3f7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.95.108