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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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Gerald Ford, Thirty-Eighth President
President Ford concedes his defeat to former Georgia governor Jimmy Carter., © Dirck Halstead, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Dirck Halstead, 1976
President Ford concedes his defeat to former Georgia governor Jimmy Carter in the ‘76 presidential election. Following Nixon's resignation, Ford had inherited the difficult task of restoring the public's confidence in the current administration—but the election results showed that Americans were ready for a change.
 
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House Minority Leader Ford enjoys a quiet moment in his office.President Ford and his wife, Betty with three of their four children:  Steve, Jack and Susan.President Ford in the Oval Office
French President Giscard d'Estang and President Ford at the White House.President Ford visits his wife at Bethesda Naval Hospital after her mastectomy.President Ford and a geisha play a traditional Japanese game.
President Ford meets with Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev. President Ford during a swimPresident Ford meets with the National Security Council.
President Ford falls leaving Air Force One.President Ford contemplates his response during a debate with Jimmy Carter.President Ford dances with Queen Elizabeth.
Kansas Senator Bob Dole shares a laugh with President Ford.President Ford takes a spin in a convertible with John Wayne.President Ford concedes his defeat to former Georgia governor Jimmy Carter.

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