President John F. Kennedy and President Charles de Gaulle, Paris, 1961 - Kennedy visited Paris in the summer of his first year as president, and Parisians lined the streets cheering and craning for a glimpse of him riding with the French president in an open car. Honor guards in their plumed helmets and gold epaulets on their galloping horses surrounded the procession. It was what an official state visit should be: full of pomp and circumstance. John Kennedy Jr. asked me for a copy of this photograph for his office at George magazine. He thanked me with a note saying, "this was when politics was fun."


Harry Benson: Fifty Years in Pictures
Harry Benson: Fifty Years in Pictures

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