A gelatin silver photograph (254 × 205 mm); in excellent condition. The image appears to date from his years as Governor of California (1967-75).
'After six years of unusually strong public support, in which [Reagan] restored confidence in the presidency, his careless or ill-informed handling in 1986 of arm sales to Iran (Irangate) in order to finance Contra activity in Nicaragua led to vigorous attacks on his credibility, but his popularity remained high.... The savings and loan scandals and the US's transition from being a creditor to a debtor nation were not held against him and he was often credited with the collapse of Soviet Communism and the ending of the Cold War' ('Dictionary of World Biography'). Provenance: Collection of The Hon Barry Jones AC.
Provenance: Collection of The Hon Barry Jones AC.