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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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George H.W. Bush, Forty-First President
Candidate Bush gives a speech.,  Dirck Halstead, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Dirck Halstead, 1980
Candidate Bush gives a speech in New Hampshire during the early days of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Bush won the first primary election in Iowa, but soon lost critical momentum with a decisive loss in New Hampshire.
Did you know?
George H.W. Bush was the first sitting vice president to be elected to the presidency since Martin Van Buren in 1836. Both were defeated in their re-election bids four years later.
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What stage of Bush's campaign does this photo capture? How does the picture tell you that? How does this scene compare to a current-day campaign stop?
Click below to enlarge photographs:

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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