PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1964 - HFSID 164506
Sale Price $1,275.00
PHOTOGRAPH OF PRESIDENT JOHNSON ADDRESSING THE NATION THE DAY CHINA EXPLODED ITS FIRST NUCLEAR BOMB, FOUR DAYS AFTER KHRUSHCHEV WAS OUSTED, SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT AND INSCRIBED TO THE MAN WHO TOOK THE PICTURE
LYNDON B. JOHNSON
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Abbie Rowe/With regards/Lyndon B. Johnson" as President. B/w, 11x13¼ overall, image 8x10 (one surface). Mounted to board of same size. Stamped on verso: "18 Oct 1964/Photo by Abbie Rowe/National Park Service,/U.S. Department of the Interior". Just four days earlier, Khrushchev had been removed from power. On Sunday, October 18, 1964, the day this photograph was taken, China exploded its first nuclear bomb. In a televised address to the nation that night, President Johnson promised that non-nuclear weapon states "can be sure that, if they need our strong support against some threat of nuclear blackmail, then they will have it." Abbie Rowe (1905-1967), an employee of the National Park Service, enjoyed special access to Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson from 1941 until his death, taking many of the best known photos of the White House and of Presidential events.This photograph was taken by Rowe during Johnson's important address pictured here. Lightly soiled. Nailhead-size stain at lower right edge, not touching text. Some skipping of ink.
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