Freda Reiter – Herbert Porter Pleading Guilty of Perjury – Pastel Drawing

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Nixon campaign staffer Herbert L. Porter was convicted of perjury for making false statements to FBI agents, regarding cash payments to G. Gordon Liddy and the White House Plumbers.

Pastel drawing, 17″ x 14″

Signature (detail)

Watergate exhibition page

Freda L. Reiter


Watergate Courtroom Sketches by Freda L. Reiter, 1973–75

To provide sufficient visuals for the substantial airtime allotted to the story each night, Reiter made multiple sketches a day: close-up portraits, as well as wide-angle views of the courtroom incorporating as many as 28 figures.