An image of Crowd control, LBJ visit, Brisbane

David Moore

(Australia 06 Apr 1927 – 23 Jan 2003)

Crowd control, LBJ visit, Brisbane

Location
Not on display
Further information

This image by David Moore of then US president Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) depicts a crowd of excited men and women being held back by policemen. The first American president to visit Australia, Johnson’s three-day, five-city tour in 1966 was made to say thank you for Australia’s support in the Vietnam War (the tour included a state reception at the Art Gallery of New South Wales). Cause for much anticipation, Johnson’s brief visit also sparked a series of anti-war protests, notably in Sydney where activists lay before the motorcade on Oxford Street. Moore’s photograph shows just some of the almost two hundred thousand people who came to see LBJ in Brisbane, an important moment in Australia’s coming-of-age as a nation.

Year
1966
printed 1997
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
41.2 x 50.7 cm image/sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. verso, pencil “... 1966 / David Moore”.

Credit
Gift of Karen, Lisa, Matthew and Michael Moore 2004
Accession number
54.2004
Copyright
© Lisa, Michael, Matthew and Joshua Moore