Browse Exhibits (5 total)

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Art, Architecture, and Landscape

Though Tames is famous for his portraits, this collection contains many photographs showing art and architecture in Washington, D.C.

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Atomic Energy

Tames documented the tensions around atomic weapons and energy as they came to the forefront of the public consciousness during the 1940s. 

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Domestic Affairs

During Truman's administration, there were government-level attempts to unify America after the horrors of World War II. The post-war period also saw major labor strikes and compromises as unions made up for suppression during the war.

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Foreign and Military Affairs

Tames photographed many international and United States military events and people as the US and the world moved forword post-World War II. 

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Truman's Life

George Tames had an amicable relationship with the press-friendly President Truman. Truman's wife, Bess, however, was never comfortable with her exposed role as First Lady and rarely participated in Washington events.