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"Why is This Man Laughing?"
  • Frank Cancellare, photographer
    born: Brooklyn, New York, United States ; died: Arlington, Virginia, United States
    United Press International, distributor
    founded 1907
  • "Why is This Man Laughing?", 1960
  • published in Esquire magazine
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 24.1 x 19.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/2 x 7 5/8 in
    Frame Dimensions: 16 1/4 x 32 1/4 x 3/4 in 1980.0504–1980.0506 framed together
    Weight: 5 lbs
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • On view: Marshall Balcony, 404, W2
  • 1980.0504
Label Text

Black-and-white image of a male figure (identified as Richard Nixon). The man is in 3/4 profile, turned towards the left, and is shown from the chest up. His mouth is wide open as if he was laughing hard.