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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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Jimmy Carter, Thirty-Ninth President
President Carter witnesses the historic signing of a Middle East peace treaty., © Wally McNamee, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Wally McNamee, 1979
On the North Lawn of the White House, President Carter witnesses the historic signing of a Middle East peace treaty by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.
Did you know?
President Sadat and Prime Minister Begin shared the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to bring peace to the Middle East. President Carter went on to earn the same prize in 2002—with his mediation between Sadat and Begin in 1978-1979 playing a key role in his selection.
 
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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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