Wednesday, July 29, 2015

U.S. National Archives Releases 911 Photos of U.S. Vice President Cheney

...Rolex President History...

U.S. National Archives Releases 911 Photos of 

U.S. Vice President 
Dick Cheney
Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date

There has always been a great deal of mystery surrounding the events of September 11, 2001 (commonly referred to as 911), and in particular, around the events as they occurred in the White House on that frightful day. On Friday of this last week the U.S. National Archives released the first images ever seen of then U.S Vice President Dick Cheney as he watched the events of the 911 terrorist attacks unfold in the White House as well as photos of what occurred later that day and evening, and of course he was wearing his trademark Rolex Day-Date model, which is commonly referred to as The Rolex President.

Rolex has a current marketing campaign that says, "A Rolex Not Only Tells Time, It Tells History", and these photos clearly stand testament to this fact. The photos were taken by Dick Cheney's staff photographer, and they showcase how the Bush Administration responded to the 911 terrorist attacks, both before and after President Bush arrived back in Washington D.C.

The majority of photos were taken inside the Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) which is located in a subterranean basement underneath the White House in Washington D.C. The photos were released under the Freedom Of Information Act, based upon a request from a producer for video appearing on the PBS TV documentary series named Frontline.

You can view all 356 photos from The National Archive on their Flickr page.