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|Company: Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.|
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, Pennsylvania 18914 USA
Contact: Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
Ref.#: 11455Price: $1,500
Medium: Silver printMount: on original mountPhoto Date: 1981Print Date: 1981Dimensions: 9-5/8 x 7-5/16 in. (244 x 186 mm)Photo Country: United States (USA)Photographer Country: Unknown
A wiire photograph of the sequence in the assassination attempt on President Reagan with pasted caption on verso and mounted. he Reagan assassination attempt occurred on March 30, 1981, just 69 days into the presidency of Ronald Reagan. While leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., President Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr.. Reagan suffered a punctured lung, but prompt medical attention allowed him to recover quickly despite his age. Reagan was the first serving United States president to survive being shot in an assassination attempt. No formal invocation of presidential succession took place, although a controversial statement by Secretary of State Alexander Haig that he was "in control here" marked a short period during which Vice President George H. W. Bush was physically absent, flying back to Washington, D.C. aboard Air Force Two from a speech in Fort Worth, Texas. Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity and has remained confined to a psychiatric facility.Shipping and insurance costs will be added to the price and must be paid for by the buyer. Pennsylvania buyers must pay appropriate local sales tax. International clients are responsible for their VAT and other custom's oriented charges.