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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 4 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: 17 pages
URL: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/Tames4.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: 27-Apr-1988
Interviewer: Ritchie, Donald A.
Organizations discussed: Associated Press, New York, NY; U.S. Congress; U.S. Congress. Senate
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Associated Press, New York, NY; Broadcast journalism; District of Columbia; Federal government; Government and the press; Legislative bodies--United States; Legislators--United States; News photographers; North America; Oral history; Photographers; Photography; Press; Press and politics; Television; U.S. Congress; U.S. Congress. Senate; United States; United States--Officials and employees; United States--Politics and government
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022107-23107