Six-year-old Carter poses with his sister Gloria in their hometown of Plains, Georgia in 1931.
Carter graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy on June 5, 1946, having completed the accelerated wartime program.
Carter shovels peanuts in the 1970s. Carter was the son of a peanut farmer and he took over the family business in 1953 before his political career took off.
Carter gets a haircut during his first year as Governor of Georgia. It was inaugurated on January 12, 1971.
After becoming the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in 1976, Carter raises his hand with his running mate Walter Mondale at the Democratic National Convention in New York. Standing to Carter’s right are his wife, Rosalynn, and their daughter, Amy. Carter presented himself as an outsider in Washington and someone who promised to shake up the government.
Carter and U.S. President Gerald Ford debate domestic politics at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia in September 1976. This was the first of three Ford-Carter presidential debates.
Carter kisses his wife after receiving news of his election victory on November 2, 1976. Carter received 297 electoral votes, while Ford received 241.
Chief Justice Warren Burger is sworn in to Carter on January 20, 1977, as Rosalynn Carter looks on.
Carter, second from left, and his brother Billy, left, visit St. Simons Island in Georgia in 1977.
Carter delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in January 1978. “Government cannot solve our problems,” he said. Anti-government sentiment at the time was sparked by economic pessimism as well as the end of the Vietnam War and the denouement of the Watergate saga.
Three days before her birthday in 1978, Carter blows out the candles on a birthday cake presented to her at a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.
Carter jogs on the South Lawn of the White House in December 1978.
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, right, listens to Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on September 6, 1978, during the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland. With Carter’s help, the terms of a peace accord were negotiated at Camp David. A formal treaty was signed in Washington on March 26, 1979, ending 31 years of war between Egypt and Israel. It was one of the highlights of Carter’s presidency.
Incumbent President Carter, left, sits with President-elect Ronald Reagan en route to Reagan’s inauguration in January 1981.
Before leaving for Georgia after Reagan’s inauguration, Carter holds his crying daughter while his wife blows a kiss at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
The Carters wear glittering garlands and a turban given to them by Pakistani tribesmen at the Pakistan-Afghan border in November 1986. They also received a pair of rams.
Carter addresses a United Nations interfaith service at Trinity Church in New York in September 1991. His speech was titled “The Current Role of the United Nations in a Changing World”.
Left to right, Former President George HW Bush, President Bill Clinton, Carter and Vice President Al Gore attend the Presidents Summit for America’s Future in Philadelphia in 1997. They helped clean up the local neighborhoods as part of the effort to encourage voluntary service.
Clinton presented Carter with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, on August 9, 1999. Carter was recognized for his diplomatic achievements and humanitarian efforts.
Carter works at a construction site sponsored by the Jimmy Carter Work Project in Asan, South Korea, August 6, 2001. The Carters have been involved with the nonprofit Habitat for Humanity since 1984.
Cuban President Fidel Castro asks for time as Carter prepares to throw out the first pitch during a baseball game in Havana, Cuba, in May 2002.
Students at the University of Havana listen to Carter outline his vision for improving relations between the United States and Cuba May 14, 2002. The speech was broadcast live and uncensored on Cuban state television.
Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, in December 2002. He was recognized for his many years of public service, and in his acceptance speech he urged others to work for peace.
Carter adjusts his headphones during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela in January 2003. He has proposed a referendum on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s presidency or an amendment to the constitution as a way to end the political crisis in the South American nation.
Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean speaks alongside Carter during a campaign stop in Plains, Georgia in January 2004.
Rosalynn Carter smashes a bottle of champagne against the sail of the USS Jimmy Carter during the submarine’s naming ceremony in Connecticut on June 5, 2004.
The Carters greet the audience at the Democratic National Convention in Boston in 2004.
Carter checks his notes while observing a polling station in Maputo, Mozambique, in December 2004. Since 1989, The Carter Center has observed elections around the world to determine their legitimacy. The non-profit organization was founded by Carter and his wife to advance human rights around the world.
In February 2007, Carter speaks to children in Ghana about the seriousness of eradicating Guinea worm disease.
The Carters arrive for the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009.
Carter testified in May 2009 at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on energy independence and security.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniya speaks in June 2009 at a joint press conference with Carter in Gaza. Carter denounced the deprivations faced by Palestinians in Gaza as unique in history, saying they are treated “like animals”.
Carter walks out of the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem August 2009. The Elders, an independent council of retired world figures, began a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with the aim of encourage peace efforts in the Middle East. .
Carter delivers a speech in Seoul, South Korea, after receiving an honorary doctorate from Korea University in March 2010. During a four-day visit to South Korea, Carter called for direct talks with North Korea, saying a failure to negotiate nuclear disarmament could lead to a “catastrophic” war.
Carter hosts South African leader Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg in May 2010.
Carter hugs Aijalon Mahli Gomes at Logan International Airport in Boston in August 2010. Carter negotiated Gomes’ release after he was detained in North Korea for entering the country illegally in January 2010.
Carter and other former presidents, including Clinton and the two George Bushes, attend the Points of Light Institute’s tribute to former President George H. W. Bush in March 2011.
Cuban President Raul Castro greets Carter and his wife at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana March 30, 2011. Carter was the first former U.S. president to visit Cuba since the 1959 revolution.
In April 2011, Carter spoke to students at Pyongyang University of Foreign Studies in Pyongyang, North Korea.
As part of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Carter answers a question during a panel discussion at the University of Illinois at Chicago in April 2012.
Carter was interviewed for “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers” project at The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia in September 2011.
From left, President Obama, Carter, First Lady Michelle Obama and Clinton salute on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2013. It was the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, best remembered for Martin Luther King Jr.’ s “I have a dream” speech.
Carter speaks with reporters in Chicago at a signing for her book “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power” in March 2014. In the book, Carter argues that the abuse and subjugation of women and girls is one of the greatest challenges facing the world.
Carter teaches Sunday School on Easter Sunday 2014 at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia. Carter teaches Sunday school at the church several times a year.
Carter signs her book “A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety” in Pasadena, California in July 2015.
Carter gives a talk on the eradication of Guinea worm disease at the House of Lords in London in February 2016.
Carter and his wife arrive for Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017.
Carter, center, speaks alongside former US Presidents George HW Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama as they attend the Hurricane Relief concert in College Station, Texas in October 2017.
Carter holds up a copy of her new book “Faith: A Journey For All” at a New York City signing event in March 2018.
Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, chat with Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn before an NFL game in September 2018.
Former U.S. President George W. Bush greets Carter and other former presidents at his father’s state funeral in December 2018.
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter bow their heads in prayer at a church in Plains, Georgia in June 2019. It was less than a month after the former president fell and broke his hip.
Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia in November 2019.