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Aug. 24, 1964. Atlantic City, N.J. "View of delegates and stage with large pictures of John F. Kennedy, Harry Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson with the slogan 'Let Us Continue,' at the 1964 Democratic National Convention." Photo by Warren K. Leffler for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.
July 12, 1964. "Ku Klux Klan members supporting Barry Goldwater's campaign for the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention, San Francisco, California, as an African American man pushes signs back." 35mm negative by Warren K. Leffler for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.
Bloomington, Illinois, 1900. "Adlai Stevenson residence." Home of Grover Cleveland's vice president, congressman and grandfather of the presidential candidate. Also William Jennings Bryan's vice presidential running mate when this photo was taken. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.
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.