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Title

Crowd control, LBJ visit, Brisbane

1966
printed 1997

Artist

David Moore

Australia

06 Apr 1927 - 23 Jan 2003

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Lisa, Michael, Matthew and Joshua Moore

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    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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