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September 1, 1924. "Robert M. La Follette, first radio campaign speech." Republican senator from Wisconsin and Progressive Party presidential candidate "Fighting Bob" La Follette, who died less than a year after this picture was taken. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.
September 29, 1924. "Mrs. La Follette at Mountain Lake Park, Maryland." Belle La Follette campaigning for husband Robert La Follette, a senator from Wisconsin who ran for president as the nominee of his own Progressive Party in 1924. Eight months after winning 17 percent of the vote in the general election, he died. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.
Fulton County Democratic Party headquarters in Rochester, Indiana. From a Kodachrome. View full size.
San Francisco, 1966. International Days of Protest march on Market St. between Powell & Mason. Slide mount is dated August. Is the theater marquee a comment? The Woolworths at Powell & Market is now The Gap. The near buildings along Market are all gone, the area now occupied by Hallidie Plaza. I took this on 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.
April 24, 1973. "Interview with Lt. Commander John S. McCain, Vietnam prisoner of war." Medium format negative by Thomas J. O'Halloran. View full size.