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Rosalynn Carter on Air Force Two

Rosalynn Carter on Air Force Two
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Artist
Rosalind Fox Solomon, born 2 Apr 1930
Sitter
Rosalynn Smith Carter, born 18 Aug 1927
Date
1978
Type
Photograph
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 38.6 × 38.6 cm (15 3/16 × 15 3/16")
Sheet: 50.6 × 40.8 cm (19 15/16 × 16 1/16")
Mat: 61 × 50.8 cm (24 × 20")
Topic
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Printed Material\Document
Costume\Dress Accessory\Scarf
Interior\Vehicle
Rosalynn Smith Carter: Female
Rosalynn Smith Carter: Literature\Writer
Rosalynn Smith Carter: Politics and Government\First Lady\First Lady of US
Rosalynn Smith Carter: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Gift of Rosalind Fox Solomon) The Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the country’s first private museums, was established in 1869 to promote art and American genius. In 2014 the Works from the Corcoran Collection were distributed to institutions in Washington, D.C.
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© Rosalind Solomon
Object number
NPG.2019.56
Exhibition Label
The photographer Rosalind Fox Solomon turned her camera on Washington, D.C., between 1977 and 1979. With access to spaces ranging from artist studios to the White House, Solomon made probing portraits, such as this one of First Lady Rosalynn Carter aboard Air Force 2. During her years as first lady, Carter (born in Plains, Georgia, in 1927) expanded the role of the presidential spouse, regularly attending cabinet meetings and representing her husband, Jimmy Carter, in an official capacity at home and abroad.
Carter continues to devote her life to public service. For more than four decades, she has championed the needs of people with mental illness while also advocating on behalf of numerous other causes, including the Equal Rights Amendment, early childhood immunization, the Cambodian refugee crisis, and homelessness. In 1982, she and her husband co-founded the Carter Center to promote peace and human rights worldwide. They jointly received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1999.
Rosalind Fox Solomon enfocó su cámara hacia Washington D.C. entre 1977 y 1979. Con acceso a espacios diversos, desde estudios de artistas hasta la Casa Blanca, Solomon hizo retratos inquisitivos como este de la primera dama Rosalynn Carter a bordo del Air Force 2. En sus años como primera dama, Carter (n. Plains, Georgia, 1927) expandió el papel de la esposa del presidente asistiendo con regularidad a las reuniones del gabinete y representando a su esposo, Jimmy Carter, en carácter oficial dentro y fuera del país.
Carter continúa dedicada al servicio público. Durante más de cuatro décadas ha luchado por las personas con enfermedades mentales y muchas otras causas, entre ellas la Enmienda de Igualdad de Derechos, la vacunación infantil, la crisis de los refugiados camboyanos y las personas sin hogar. En 1982 ella y su esposo fundaron el Carter Center para promover la paz y los derechos humanos en el mundo. En 1999 recibieron conjuntamente la Medalla Presidencial de la Libertad.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery