The black and white glossy photograph by "The News" captures Eisenhower in academic robes, when he was President of Columbia University, and Bourke-White also in academic robes on the day they each received honorary degrees from Rutgers: the future U. S. President for Doctor of Laws, and renown World War II photographer for Doctor of Letters. The explanation of the photograph is docketed on verso. Trim lines visible with notations on verso. Condition: Bends at corner tips, cracking at lower left corner and throughout visible under light.
During the Second World War he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, with responsibility for planning and supervising the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944-45. After the war, he served as President of Columbia University, and in 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO. As a photographer for “Life Magazine,” Margaret Bourke-White was the first female photographer to serve with the US armed forces covering World War II. She photographed Eisenhower for Life Magazine in 1942.