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Photographing History: Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon Years, 1970-1974

This new site from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History highlights the work of photographer Fred Maroon, who was granted unusual access to the Nixon Whitehouse for nine months in 1970 to take photos for a behind-the-scenes book. After the book was published, Maroon was invited to record the President's reelection campaign, and continued to document the Watergate proceedings over the next two years. The result is a collection of photographs powerful as both documents of American history and as skilled portraits of the individuals involved. The photographs are grouped by chronological theme (Reelection, Hearings, Final Days, etc.) with explanatory text and quotes from a 1998 oral history interview with Maroon. Other features include an interactive timeline and notes on the exhibit.
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August 6th, 1999
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April 7th, 2003 at 11:27am
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April 7th, 2003 at 11:27am
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