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John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower

John F. Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Artist
George Tames, 1919 - 1994
Sitter
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 29 May 1917 - 22 Nov 1963
Dwight David Eisenhower, 14 Oct 1890 - 28 Mar 1969
Date
1961
Type
Photograph
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 30.4 x 22.7cm (11 15/16 x 8 15/16")
Sheet: 35.5 x 27.8cm (14 x 10 15/16")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9cm (28 x 22")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Frances O. Tames
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© George Tames/The New York Times/Redux
Object number
NPG.94.191
Exhibition Label
In the aftermath of the failed April 1961 “Bay of Pigs” invasion of Cuba, President John F. Kennedy (left) sought the counsel and support of his predecessor, President Dwight D. Eisenhower (right). The two met at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland. While Eisenhower recorded much of the content of their conversations, the intricacies of their exchange remain unknown. A variant of this image was published in Time magazine with the caption, “The young President was learning,” in an article detailing how Kennedy’s first 100 days had been rather different from his early “illusions” for Cold War negotiations. For his part, Eisenhower supported Kennedy in public, but he struck a less enthusiastic tone when he wrote about him in his diaries. As Eisenhower noted on April 22, “Quite naturally a conversation such as this had no definite conclusion.”
En la secuela de la fallida invasión a Cuba por Bahía de Cochinos en abril de 1961, el presidente John F. Kennedy (izquierda) buscó consejo y apoyo en su antecesor, Dwight D. Eisenhower (derecha). Se reunieron en Camp David, residencia de descanso de los presidentes en Maryland. Eisenhower comentaría luego el contenido de las conversaciones, pero los entresijos y el tono del coloquio son desconocidos. Una variante de esta imagen se publicó en la revista Time con el calce “El joven president aprendía”, en un artículo sobre los primeros 100 días del mandato de Kennedy y cómo diferían de sus tempranas “ilusiones” de negociación en la era de la Guerra Fría. Por su parte, Eisenhower apoyó a Kennedy en público, pero fue menos entusiasta en su diario. El 22 de abril escribió: “Naturalmente, una conversación como esta no tuvo conclusión definitiva”.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Place
United States\Maryland