An official color photograph showing and signed by five (5) former United States Presidents: George H. W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon. The photo is approximately 10×8 and features the 5 signatures in the lower white border, beneath their respective images. The photo is handsomely matted and framed.
This historic image was taken at the dedication ceremony of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on November 4, 1991 in Simi Valley, California. The five Presidents are pictured standing together just behind a podium bearing the Seal of the President.
Accompanied by a typed letter signed “Gerald Ford” addressed “To Whom it May Concern” regarding an agreement made to sign a limited number of Five Presidents photos. In part: “I made a commitment with Presidents Reagan, Carter, Bush and Nixon that I would autograph a limited number of prints and no more… The agreement was made in order to preserve the historical value of the five Presidents’ autographed photo. The unique photograph taken at the White House in 1981, with Nixon, Carter, Reagan and Ford has become commercialized and cheapened because thousands of such copies of the photo have been autographed by the four of us. If at all possible, I will not permit the mistake to be repeated. Contrary to the irresponsible news stories, the five Presidents have not benefited financially by this agreement.“