DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush:
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Description of Pictures: In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush
December 1, 2018 – January 1, 2019
In memory of George Herbert Walker Bush, the National Portrait Gallery has added a drape to his portrait in the America's Presidents gallery. Visitors may pay their respects and record their thoughts in a journal next to the portrait.
George Herbert Walker Bush ( June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018 ) A decorated naval aviator in World War II, George H. W. Bush went on to a successful career in the oil industry of West Texas. Subsequently, high-level governmental positions, including the directorship of the Central Intelligence Agency and the vice presidency, gave him one of the most distinguished résumés. He was the natural Republican nominee after Reagan and easily won the 1988 election over Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis.
In addition to successfully managing the complicated policy transitions prompted by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, he marshalled a U.S.-backed military coalition to eject Iraq’s army from Kuwait after the invasion of 1990. The First Gulf War, as it is now known, was a dramatic and comprehensive triumph, one that signaled the recovery of the American military following the war in Vietnam. Even with Bush’s victory in the Persian Gulf, however, domestic politics—especially his breaking of a pledge not to raise taxes—lowered his popularity, and Bill Clinton easily defeated him in 1992.
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2018_12_05D2_SIPG_Bush: DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush (12 photos from 12/05/2018)
2018_12_08C2_SIPG_Bush: DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush (14 photos from 12/08/2018)
2018_12_11C1_SIPG_Bush: DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush (8 photos from 12/11/2018)
2018_12_24C2_SIPG_Bush: DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush (16 photos from 12/24/2018)
2018_12_29A1_SIPG_Bush: DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: In Memoriam: George Herbert Walker Bush (38 photos from 12/29/2018)
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SIPGHW_181211_12.JPG: You still fucked us on AIDS.
XO, the LGBTQ community
SIPGHW_181211_23.JPG: As opposed to this classless comment, he was humanity & a life well lived. Smooth seas & trailing winds.
SIPGHW_181211_26.JPG: Goodbye you gay hater.
SIPGHW_181211_32.JPG: So sorry you did not serve a second term. Your family's values during your funeral displayed, were a balm of healing for our nation. May we return to our Judeo Christian values as a nation.
War Criminal x 2
SIPGHW_181211_37.JPG: Although I do not respect your discriminatory policies toward LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS victims, and poor people of color, I value your commitment to this country. Good men do not always make good presidents. RIP
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(February) a Civil War Trust conference in Greenville, NC,
(May/June) anual American Battlefield Trust conference in Newport News, VA,
(July) my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con via Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles,
(August) 2 two-day trips to New York City,
(September) an American Battlefield Trust dinner in Chicago, IL with on-route visits to Charleston, WV, Louisville, KY, Saint Louis, MO, and Toledo, OH,
(October) another two-day trip to New York City for the New York Comic Con.
Number of photos taken this year: about 535,000.