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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 5 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: 15 pages
URL: http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/Tames5.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 race: White
Speaker occupation: Photographer
Age at speaking: 69
Document date: 16-May-1988
Interviewer: Ritchie, Donald A.
People discussed: Eleanor Roosevelt; Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis; Kennedy, Jackie; Kennedy, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier; Kennedy, Mrs. John F.; Onassis, Jackie; Onassis, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy, 1929-1994; Roosevelt, Anna Eleanor, 1884-1962; Roosevelt, Eleanor; Roosevelt, Mrs. Franklin Delano
Organizations discussed: U.S. Congress. Senate; White House, Washington, DC
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: District of Columbia; Eleanor Roosevelt; Federal government; Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis; Kennedy, Jackie; Kennedy, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier; Kennedy, Mrs. John F.; News photographers; North America; Onassis, Jackie; Onassis, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy, 1929-1994; Oral history; Photographers; Photography; Presidents' spouses--United States; Presidents--United States; Roosevelt, Anna Eleanor, 1884-1962; Roosevelt, Eleanor; Roosevelt, Mrs. Franklin Delano; U.S. Congress. Senate; United States; White House, Washington, DC; Women
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0022108-23111