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Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan
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Diana Walker, born 1942
Nancy Davis Reagan, 6 Jul 1921 - 6 Mar 2016
1982 (printed 2011)
Digital inkjet print
Image: 30.8 x 44.6 cm (12 1/8 x 17 9/16")
Sheet: 43.3 x 56 cm (17 1/16 x 22 1/16")
Mat (horizontal): 55.9 x 71.1 cm (22 x 28")
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Diana Walker
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© Diana Walker
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Born New York City
As first lady from 1981 to 1989, Nancy Reagan sought to heighten the style and glamour of White House events, much as Jacqueline Kennedy had done twenty years earlier. Like other first ladies, Reagan also chose worthy causes to endorse. She lent her support to the Foster Grandparent Program and in 1982 launched her “Just Say No” campaign to fight youth drug abuse and to support drug rehabilitation programs. While President Ronald Reagan was in France in 1982 to attend the economic summit conference held at Versailles, the first lady commemorated the thirty-eighth anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe by visiting Omaha Beach Memorial Cemetery in Normandy. In this photograph, she stoops to place flowers on a grave in remembrance of the American G.I.s who lost their lives storming the beaches on D-Day in 1944.
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