Richard Nixon giving a speech during his campaign tour

During the years following his Korean War coverage, Mydans found himself on various assignments in Britain, Switzerland, France, Germany, and other international sites. In 1956 he was asked to cover the domestic presidential campaign in which Eisenhower and Nixon were seeking re-election.
After becoming vice president in 1952, Nixon toured the country in support of fellow Republicans seeking seats in Congress. His oratory skills helped him become the virtual spokesman for the Eisenhower-Nixon team. For the 1956 campaign, President Eisenhower persuaded Nixon to tone down his attacks on the Democrats and their policies. However, having noticed that the "new" Nixon was not as engaging as his former self, Eisenhower gave him room to be more confrontational.
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Mydans, Carl
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 20 in x 30 in; 50.8 cm x 76.2 cm
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Carl Mydans
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Carl Mydans
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Mydans, Carl. Carl Mydans, Photojournalist

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