General Dwight D. Eisenhower : LUSENET : Minox Photography : One Thread

In 1951-1952, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was Supreme Allied Commander of North Atlantic Treaty Organization. General Eisenhower loved to carry his chrome Minox camera. He was constantly surrounded by press photographers touting big Graflex camera. General Eisenhower some times took out his tiny Minox and shot back at the press photographers. There was one picture of General Eisenhower holding his Minox camera with both hands at eye level and with an index finger on the shutter release, ready to shoot back.

Judge from the year, General Eisenhower's Minox probably was a Minox III model.

In 1953, General Eisenhower became the 34th President of The United States.

In same year, President Eisenhower was presented with a Gold Minox IIIs. With the following inscription at the camera back:




Paintings by President Dwight D. Eisenhower

-- martin tai (, January 05, 2000


President Eisenhower's Gold Minox IIIs camera is currently at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, Abilene, Kansas.

Minox GmbH is negotiating to loan this presidential Minox camera to be displayed at Minox Museum Wetzlar.

Thanks to Peter Zimmerman for this information.

-- martin tai (, January 12, 2000.

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