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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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Jimmy Carter, Thirty-Ninth President
The July 26, 1976 cover of Time magazine features presidential nominee Jimmy Carter.,  Dirck Halstead, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Dirck Halstead, 1976
The cover of the July 26, 1976 issue of Time magazine features presidential nominee Jimmy Carter at the 1976 Democratic National Convention in New York City. Carter's wife, Rosalynn, looks at daughter, Amy, in her father's arms as vice presidential nominee Walter Mondale and his wife, Joan, beam with pride.
Did you know?
In addition to being a very successful farmer and agri-businessman in Georgia, Jimmy Carter was trained in nuclear physics and served as an officer in the Navy's nuclear submarine program.
Read this photograph:
Put on an editor's hat for a moment--why would you choose this photo for the cover? What does the picture's composition and arrangement say about the new president?
 
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The July 26, 1976 cover of Time magazine features presidential nominee Jimmy Carter.President-elect, Jimmy Carter visits the White House shortly before being inaugurated.President Carter works in his private office.
Secretary of State Cyrus Vance confers with President Carter.President Carter greets reporters at a press conference.President Carter and the Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi wives, Rosalynn Carter and Farah Diba
Presidents Nixon and Carter exchange greetings.President Carter greets the crowd on Earth Day.President Carter places flowers on the grave of a soldier.
President Carter greets House Speaker Tip O'Neill.President Carter and Vice President Mondale listen to Elie Wiesel.President Carter witnesses the historic signing of a Middle East peace treaty.
President Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and their wives, Rosalynn and JehanFirst Lady Rosalynn Carter visits Cambodian refugees.President Carter flashes a smile while campaigning.

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