The Press: Straight Man

As President Eisenhower paused while rehearsing his televised speech to the nation on the Korean war's end in 1953, New York Times Magazine Photographer George Tames noticed that Ike had taken off his glasses and, with head tilted slightly to the left, was staring thoughtfully into space. Edging past the long-lens cameras used by most other photographers in the White House TV-radio room, Timesman Tames held his Rolleiflex at waist level, aimed his flash high to the left and caught Ike's expression with one exposure null of a second at f.16). When Tames...

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