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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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Dirck Halstead
Comedian Bob Hope and Miss World Runner-Up, Dianna Lynn Batts entertain U.S troops.,  Dirck Halstead, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Dirck Halstead, 1965
Comedian Bob Hope and Miss World Runner-Up Dianna Lynn Batts entertain U.S troops at Christmastime aboard the U.S.S. Coral Sea, anchored off the coast of South Vietnam.
Read this photograph:
Knowing who's in the photo, what does it say about the role that pop culture and entertainment plays in wartime? List all the styles you see that are specific to this era. What do people's facial expressions tell you about this moment?
 
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Dirck Halstead and David Hume Kennerly as young photojournalists at work in Chon Thanh, VietnamComedian Bob Hope and Miss World Runner-Up, Dianna Lynn Batts entertain U.S troops.President Nixon dines with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai.
A Vietnamese father clutches his wounded baby.A Sioux activist brandishes his AK-47.President Clinton embraces White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

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