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Vintage photos of:
San Francisco, 1938. "Yes, Columbus Did Discover America!" A jeweler (and car) with definite political views. Gelatin silver print by the German-born painter and photographer John Gutmann (1905-1998). View full size.
June 1968. "Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz reclining outside next to cutouts of his Peanuts comic strip characters carrying political campaign signs." History records one Richard Milhous Nixon as the victor in this particular electoral contest. From photos by Douglas Jones for Look magazine. View full size.
Feb. 25, 1920. Washington, D.C. "Herbert J. Drane, Congressman from Florida, is from Tarpon Springs, which is said to be the largest sponge market in the world. Mr Drane's office gives the appearance of a permanent sponge exhibit. The walls are covered with sponges of every size and variety. Photo shows Mr. Drane with some of his choice specimens." National Photo glass negative. View full size.