Crowd control, LBJ visit, Brisbane
06 Apr 1927 - 23 Jan 2003
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.
gelatin silver photograph
41.2 x 50.7 cm image/sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. verso, pencil “... 1966 / David Moore”.
Gift of Karen, Lisa, Matthew and Michael Moore 2004
Not on display
© Lisa, Michael, Matthew and Joshua Moore
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Referenced in 1 publication
Judy Annear, David Moore: the unseen images, Sydney, 1997, 43, 88 (illus.). no catalogue numbers