Lazarus photographs, 1948.


Lazarus, Julius, 1918-2008. Lazarus photographs, 1948.

Lazarus photographs, 1948.

This collection consists of approximately two hundred images from the 1948 Presidential campaign of Henry A. Wallace on the Progressive Party ticket. Included are images of Henry A. and Ilo Wallace; Senator Glen Taylor (Idaho) and his wife and small children; Paul and Eslanda Robeson; Representative Vito Marcantonio and Leo Isacson (New York); Elinor Gimbel (related to the department store family); labor leaders Clark Foreman, Ben Gold, and Lee Pressman; O. John. Rogge (former U.S. Assistant Attorney General); Lillian Hellman; Helen Keller; Harlow Shapley (Harvard astronomer); Charles P. Howard (black attorney from Des Moines); Julius Lazarus; the oldest delegate at the convention, Michael Kennedy, 88, from Iowa; the youngest delegate at the convention, Jack Hester, Nebraska; Russian biochemist A. I. Oparin; the Right Reverend Hewlett Johnson (the "Red Dean" of Canterbury); Reverend William Howard Mellish; and a person wearing a Wallace t-shirt, Neville Lake of Queens. Subjects and places include the North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington State delegations to the Progressive or Young Progressives conventions; the American Labor Party; the International Workers Order, Local 65; 39 Park Avenue (campaign headquarters); a Harlem meat market; Lucky Corner (campaign location, Spanish Harlem); garment district rally; Madison Square Garden; and Yankee Stadium. Issues in background posters include civil rights, inflation, and Israel.

1.5 linear ft. (3 boxes)

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Lazarus, Julius, 1918-2008 (person)

Austrian-educated photographer Julius Lazarus emigrated to the United States in 1939. He was active in progressive politics and unionism, traveling extensively as a free-lance photographer. From the description of Julius Lazarus photographs, scrapbooks, and other material, circa 1910-2008. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 759992535 Born Sept. 16, 1918 in Czechoslovakia, Mr. Lazarus lived with his parents in New York City in 1948 and took these p...

Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965 (person)

Henry Cantwell Wallace (1866-1924) was an American farmer, college professor, and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture 1921-1924. His son Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965) was also Secretary of Agriculture (1933-1940) and served as Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice president (1941-1945). From the guide to the Henry C. Wallace Collection, 1921-1948, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Farm editor, corn breeder, business person, Iowa State alumnus (1910), U....