Harry Benson and Reagan’s 100th Birthday

Win 1(00) for the Gipper. Yesterday, Feb. 6, was the would be 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan, and both LIFE Magazine and The Huffington Post celebrated with photographs by famed photographer Harry Benson. Benson, whose storied career has seen him appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and earned him a LUCIE Award for Lifetime Achievement in Portrait Photography among numerous other honors and distinctions, is the author of 2 powerHouse titles: Harry Benson: Photographs and R.F.K.: A Photographer’s Journal. Benson’s work can also be seen in Alice Harris’s The Blue Jean.

Click the images below to see each site’s respective slideshow