Gone was the exuberant picture of a rugged looking Westerner on a white horse. Up went a photograph of a casually clad, tall Maine-Texan, knee-deep in water, fly fishing.
The transformation in photographs on the walls of the West Wing of the White House took place just a few hours before George Bush took the oath of office as the nation's 41st president.Photographs of Bush and his wife, Barbara, replaced the ever-changing gallery of pictures that portrayed the presidency of Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy.
Official photographs of Bush and his wife, wearing a dress of Nancy Reagan's favorite color, red, went up on the wall outside the press office, leading to the Oval Office.
Also put up was a photograph showing Bush standing with former Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.
And then there is the familiar photograph of the entire Bush clan, including his daughter and four sons, their spouses and 10 grandchildren.
The new pictorial look was more than symbolic. It represented the change of command on both sides of the White House.