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Title

Crowd control, LBJ visit, Brisbane

1966
printed 1997


Artist

David Moore

Australia

06 Apr 1927 - 23 Jan 2003


About

This image by David Moore of then US president Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) depicts a crowd of excited men and women being held back by policemen. The first American president to visit Australia, Johnson’s three-day, five-city tour in 1966 was made to say thank you for Australia’s support in the Vietnam War (the tour included a state reception at the Art Gallery of New South Wales). Cause for much anticipation, Johnson’s brief visit also sparked a series of anti-war protests, notably in Sydney where activists lay before the motorcade on Oxford Street. Moore’s photograph shows just some of the almost two hundred thousand people who came to see LBJ in Brisbane, an important moment in Australia’s coming-of-age as a nation.


Details


Dates

1966
printed 1997


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

41.2 x 50.7 cm image/sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. verso, pencil “... 1966 / David Moore”.


Credit

Gift of Karen, Lisa, Matthew and Michael Moore 2004


Location

Not on display


Accession number

54.2004


Artist information

David Moore

Works in the collection

260


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Judy Annear, David Moore: the unseen images, Sydney, 1997, 43, 88 (illus.). no catalogue numbers