Robert F. Kennedy, Whistle Stop Caboose Portrait, Clyde Keller photo
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Robert F. Kennedy Photo Collection
"Whistle Stop Caboose Portrait"
Oregon For Kennedy Presidential Campaign
May 18, 1968
In this documentary portrait, RFK is shown greeting supporters from the back of a caboose. My camera was placed amongst supporters looking up to show the complete picture including the banner, "Oregon For Kennedy." Congressman Edith Green is shown far left. This was one of the last Whistle Stop Tours ever made in American Presidential Campaigns. During the tour through departing in Portland the train made its way through Oregon City, Harrisburg, Junction City, Corvallis, Albany and Eugene. Robert made several speeches and spoke out strongly about ending the Vietnam War. Following in the footsteps of his brother, President John F. Kennedy, he renounced the unworkable dogmas that held both Russia and the U.S. in seemingly intractable positions. Robert embraced peaceful coexistence in an era of militarism and like his brother was receptive to a standing down from armed rivalry with Russia. As visionaries the Kennedys stood for ideals that could not only lead to peaceful coexistence but transcend the antagonisms generated by opposing social systems.
16x20 inch archival giclee art print
Image dimensions are @11.3x17 inches
Heavyweight 270 gsm Satin paper
Signed/Dated on lower white border
Clear sleeved on Acid Free Foam Core
Shipped flat, insured with delivery confirmation
"Whistle Stop Caboose Portrait" Copyright 2006 by Clyde Keller
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