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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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George H.W. Bush, Forty-First President
President Bush examines hurricane damage in his home,  Diana Walker, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Diana Walker, 1991
Presidents often visit disaster scenes--but not usually their own. President Bush examines the damage done by Hurricane Bob to his home in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Did you know?
Hurricane Bob unleashed wind gusts up to 138 mph and was responsible for 18 deaths. The category 2 hurricane created damages along the East Coast estimated at $1.5 billion.
 
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Former Texas congressman and CIA director George H.W. Bush, accompanied by his son George W. Bush before announcing his candidacy in 1980Candidate Bush gives a speech.President-elect Bush's and his granddaughter, Ellie LeBlond.
First Lady Barbara Bush at an adult education center in LondonPresident Bush and Polish President Lech WalesaPresident Bush shows the pressures of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
President Bush visits Saudi Arabia.President Bush visits with American soldiers in Saudi Arabia.President Bush and Secretary of State James Baker
President Bush appears at a press conference.Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney reports to President Bush.President Bush examines hurricane damage in his home
President Bush on Air Force OnePresident Bush concedes the election to Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton. Presidents Bush, Ford, and Carter with First Ladies Johnson, Bush, Ford, and Carter at the Gerald Ford Library

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