Review - Presidential Picture Stories
Disclaimer: I received this book free from Brack Books in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.
Whether you are love history or a photography buff, this book is definitely one to pick up and cherish.
This book takes a look at the White House photographers throughout the years. Many of them have taken photographs that will always be burned in our brains as part of US history and culture. Everyone has seen the iconic picture of Abraham Lincoln that was taken by Matthew Brady. However, did you know that during the civil war, Brady was out in the thick of the battles with his "mobile" dark room and his camera attempting to capture that part of history on film. Not only was he doing this, but Lincoln basically gave Brady the first ever press pass.
This is just one example of behind the scenes history that you will learn while reading this book. And let's not forget being able to see memorable pictures of each presidency since then. It seems that many of the photographers had spent so much time with the presidents back in the earlier days that they seemed to have created an unlikely friendship. In fact, there is a picture of FDR with a birthday cake from the White House photographers of his time.
I learned quite a bit about our history through the eyes of the White House photographers.