EISENHOWER, Dwight D. (1890-1969), President. Photograph signed ("Dwight D. Eisenhower"), as President, also signed by OMAR BRADLEY MATTHEW B. RIDGWAY and 12 others, Washington, D. C., 27 May 1953. 9 7/8 x 12 7/8 in., small crease along bottom edge, not affecting signatures. Signed by each man on the photograph, either above or below their image.
THE GENERAL MEETS HIS GENERALS. A superb gathering of the "high command." Eisenhower sat for this photograph during a luncheon at the Pentagon, hosted by Defense Secretary Wilson. A relaxed and chuckling Eisenhower sits at center, with Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson to his left, the other civilian Defense Department officials sit along the front row of seats, while the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stand behind them. Attendees are (first row, left to right): Air Force Secretary Harold Talbott, Deputy Defense Secretary Roger Kyes, Eisenhower, Wilson, Army Secretary Robert Stevens (of Army-McCarthy hearings fame); (standing): Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg, Adm. Robert B. Carney, Gen. Nathan F. Twining, Adm. Arthur H. Radford, Gen. Omar Bradley, Adm. William Fechteler, Gen. Lemiel C. Shepherd, Gen. Lawton Collins, and Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway.