Talk:Portraits of Presidents of the United States

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Obama[edit]

The video is improperly captioned. At around 2'39", the man says "this isn't an," but it's captioned as "this is an." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 165.225.38.196 (talk) 20:17, 13 February 2018 (UTC)


Also, "and I were using to scanned the President." Benjamin (talk) 12:58, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

FDR[edit]

Well?Cromulant (talk) 03:24, 20 September 2010 (UTC)


Yeah, where is it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.201.74.170 (talk) 22:20, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Higher Resolution Images[edit]

http://www.whitehouseresearch.org/assetbank-whha/action/browseItems?categoryId=493&categoryTypeId=1

This website has portraits of all the Presidents and most of the first ladies. If someone (or some people) could download all of these portraits in high-resolution onto this (and other) page(s), that would be great. Thank you very much. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.31.215.83 (talk) 20:31, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

John Adams portrait is incorrect[edit]

The portrait of John Adams (pres. 1797-1801) posted on this page is not a presidential portrait - it was done by John Trumbull while Adams was Washington's vice president. The correct portrait is attached here[[File:Gilbert Stuart - Adams - presidency ]] This portrait was done by Gilbert Stuart in 1798, shortly after Adams became president.

Sorry, but I don't know how to correct this on the page - would someone mind fixing it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mmeltze1 (talkcontribs) 03:36, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

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Very High Resolution Portraits of all the Presidents[edit]

Are located here http://www.whitehouseresearch.org/assetbank-whha/action/viewHome. Can someone please double-check whether it is okay and permissible to use all of these high resolutiojn portraits and to download them here on Wikipedia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Futurist110 (talkcontribs) 18:50, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Missing portaits.[edit]

There are 41 portraits here, however, there should be 43. Gerald Ford is one of them, I can't remember the other at the moment. Any idea why they aren't here? Isn't this Ford's portrait? 134340Goat (talk) 01:06, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th President, was elected to 2 non-consecutive terms and appears only once here. The other missing portrait is that of George W. Bush. --180.180.44.28 (talk) 11:00, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
As of 2015, the presidents that are missing are Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. Plus, Eisenhower's Poritrait is different than the one on the official White House Website. Yoshiman6464 (talk) 21:54, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

TR thumbnail is TR's father[edit]

The thumbnail included in the section on Theodore Roosevelt is actually a portrait of his father, also named Thoedore. The portrait shown with the other presidential portraits, is correct. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.231.245.132 (talk) 19:11, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Wrong portrait for Reagan[edit]

Sorry, unsure how to upload images for linkage. The portrait shown here for Reagan is a photo. His official portrait, by Everett Raymond Kinstler, is here http://www.mastersofportraitart.com/portraitartists/everettraymondkinstler/portraits/reagan.jpg. This is the same portrait shown at the White House portrait site, but it isn't downloadable there. 72.208.146.215 (talk) 18:26, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Reagan's Portrait?[edit]

Why isn't Ronald Reagan's official portrait here? Only 42 are here, and there should be 44. Where is Ford's too? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:6:6E01:3580:98CC:C303:41B:6B7F (talk) 18:20, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Where's Reagan[edit]

In your gallery of Presidential Portraits, why is Ronald Reagan not picured? Dennis Lowery, Grand Junction, CO — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.166.5.203 (talk) 19:41, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

I've added a footnote explaining the exclusion of the Reagan (and Ford) portraits. Both official portraits were painted by an artist who has claimed copyright on the images, and as such they are not in the public domain. I'm going to look into re-adding them on fair use. Cheers! Bordwall(talkctrb) 22:16, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Removed Clinton[edit]

I've removed the Bill Clinton Portrait as it's the wrong one 115.42.1.220 (talk) 07:47, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

Missing content[edit]

Where are Ford, Reagan, GHW Bush, Clinton, and GW Bush? Sullyss73 (talk) 21:45, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

IPs' repeated reversions[edit]

I've again reverted the edits of 2600:1009:b153:e711:4821:75a0:e779:5afc (talk · contribs · WHOIS); they are adding to the article photos that do not exist.

Please stop reverting to a version of this article that includes these deleted images. — fourthords | =Λ= | 19:52, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

history[edit]

there is no information about the establishment of the "official-ness' of this practice?


also, the gallery needs updating

Lx 121 (talk) 09:19, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

Add a note[edit]

Could a note be added explaining why missing portraits are not there  ? Hektor (talk) 00:05, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

I restored an old note that was removed, which explained Ford and Reagan. I don't know the story or status of Bush Senior, Clinton, and Bush.Masebrock (talk) 20:19, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
I have now learned that they are all not in public domain due to changes in copyright law in 1989.Masebrock (talk) 20:48, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Why are real life photographs included in this article?[edit]

Isn't this focused specifically on paintings of the Presidents? At least, that's what is implied by the opening paragraph. 70.44.154.16 (talk) 04:14, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

"Official Portraits"[edit]

The line explaining the lack of recent president's portraits calls them "official". If they are not publicly created or owned they are not "official portraits" but "portraits of a (former) official". We shouldn't reify the whims of the wealthy and powerful by conferring quasi-state sanction on their favorite pictures of themselves. Can I remove "official"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:248:8000:2F28:C0C5:22A5:E2C4:72BB (talk) 16:15, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

I fail to see how a portrait not being "publicly created" removes said portrait's officiality. -- Millionsandbillions (talk) 19:58, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Obama's portrait[edit]

On this page it says that {{tq|The official portrait for ... Barack Obama [was] painted by [an artist] who [was] not employed by the federal government at the time. [This image is] not in the public domain, and as such, [is] not included in this gallery. But File:Portrait of President Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley.jpg states that the portrait is in fact in the public domain. If this is wrong the portrait should be deleted from Commons but if it is correct it should be included in this gallery. Note that the image is currently being used in the artilce about Kehinde Wiley. -- Millionsandbillions (talk) 19:53, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the heads-up! I've tagged the image at Commons. — fourthords | =Λ= | 16:17, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
It's been deleted. — fourthords | =Λ= | 22:38, 21 February 2018 (UTC)