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Document Details


Title: George Tames
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: U.S. Congress. Senate. Historical Office
Collection: Senate Oral History Project
Series: Item 2 of Series George Tames
Description: As a newspaper photographer, George Tames was a regular on Capitol Hill over a span of forty years. He developed access to and captured the likeness of numerous members of Congress, and had his work reproduced in many influential publications. He developed a style contrary to the "herd instinct" of press photographers, demonstrating his artistic eye, sense of place, and special intimacy with his subjects. In these interviews he relates some of the stories behind his most memorable photographs and offers his perspective of the Senate through a camera's lens.
Extent: 18 pages
URL: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/Tames2.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1988 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Tames, George, 1919-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 21-Jan-1919
Speaker place of birth: District of Columbia; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Photographer
Age at speaking: 69
Document date: 20-Jan-1988
Interviewer: Ritchie, Donald A.
People discussed: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis; Kennedy, Jackie; Kennedy, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier; Kennedy, Mrs. John F.; Onassis, Jackie; Onassis, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy, 1929-1994
Organizations discussed: U.S. Congress; U.S. Congress. Senate; White House, Washington, DC
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: District of Columbia; Federal government; Government and the press; Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis; Journalism; Kennedy, Jackie; Kennedy, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier; Kennedy, Mrs. John F.; Legislative bodies--United States; Legislators--United States; New York; New York, NY; News photographers; Newspapers; North America; Onassis, Jackie; Onassis, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy, 1929-1994; Oral history; Photographers; Photography; Political science--United States; Presidents--United States; Presidents--United States--Staff; Press; Press and politics; U.S. Congress; U.S. Congress. Senate; United States; United States--Officials and employees; United States--Politics and government; White House, Washington, DC
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022105-23105