Familiar faces

Monitor photographers let readers become eyewitnesses to history.

Monitor photographers travel around the world to bring you the news. Their images often capture the drama, the triumph, and the trials of people in the spotlight better than words can do, as the two photos on this page illustrate.

Dwight D. Eisenhower - war hero president - was one of America's most popular figures in 1960. The Fabulous Fifties had brought widespread prosperity, and "Ike," as he was affectionately known, got lots of credit for the good times. He was in Chicago (above) for the Republican National Convention when Gordon N. Converse, then chief photographer of the Monitor, caught this scene of Ike's confetti-covered motorcade.

In contrast, President Lyndon B. Johnson (right) clearly feels the burdens of his new office just three days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This photo won the 22nd annual Pictures of the Year award in the presidential category.

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