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George Tames
Washington Photography for the New York Times (1945-1985)

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.

Table of Contents:
1) Introduction to the Hill,1-41
2) A Creature of the New York Times,42-81
3) The View from the Press Gallery,82-123
4) Competing with Television,124-161
5) The Story Behind the Photograph,162-194
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George Tames, Photographer
Citation:  Scholarly citation: "George Tames, Washington Photographer for the New York Times," Oral History Interviews, Senate Historical Office, Washington, D.C.

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