The Reality Behind Nixon and Khrushchev's Kitchen Debate

March 7, 2015 2:24 PM

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The Reality Behind Nixon and Khrushchev's Kitchen Debate

Pictures can lie even at times when technology did not allow doctoring a photograph. To see how pictures can change the reality, and make the history, just take a look at before and after of an iconic photo taken by Elliott Erwitt unearthed in Magnum's "Contact Sheets" documentary.

Shut in 1959 during the American National Exhibit in Moscow, the picture shows then U.S. Vice President Nixon as glowering at faint Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev with a poking finger in front of the crowds.

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