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Dec 7 Charles De Gaulle, 1963, by Boris Chaliapin, National Portrait Gallery, Gift of Time magazine, NPG.78.TC328.

December 7, 1991

Time Covers the War: Personalities from World War II opens at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and includes thirty-six original portraits commissioned for covers of Time between 1938 and 1945.More

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