PRESS COLLECTION: “Democratic & GOP National Conventions” (1952)


Illinois politicians Joe Gill, Jake Arvey, Richard Daley and Martin Kennelly in the crowd applauding Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, July 22, 1952 at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

The Mississippi Delegation goes into Caucus at the 1952 Democratic National Convention July 21, 1952.

Washington ladies at the Democratic Convention on July 22, 1952.

Republican Convention at Stadium. Nominates Eisenhower – Nixon. 1952

Democratic Convention,Amphitheatre, Illinois Delegation in huddle. July 21,1952.

Barney Hodes and Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson in the Illinois delegation at the Democratic National Convention, July 21, 1952 in Chicago.

Mayor Richard Daley, Joseph Gill and Senator Scott Lucas join in the excitment of nominations at the Democratic national Convention in Chicago July 25, 1952.

Senator Blair Moody and Secretary of Labor Daniel Tobin at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, July 23, 1952.Daniel Joseph Tobin (April 1875 – November 14, 1955) was an American labor leader and president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT, or “the Teamsters”) from 1907 to 1952. From 1917 to 1928, he was secretary-treasurer of the American Federation of Labor. He served on the federation’s Executive Council beginning in 1934, and served until his resignation in 1952.

Edward Dicker picked to pass out credentials to new Ike Delegation from Texas. July 10, 1952.

Wyoming woman for Avrell Harriman (lower center of pic) not taking part in the Russell demonstration at the convention hall during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, July 24, 1952.

Crowd Cheers for Joe McCarthy at Rep. Convention, 1952.

Art Summerfield under the Michigan sign at the Republican National Convention in Chicago, July 9, 1952.

A group of Kentucky delegates at the 1952 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, July 21, 1952. Pictured left to right are Rep. Bill Henry (rear), Albert Happy Chandler Sr., Governor Lawrence Weatherly, Judge James Cammack, and Senator Earl C. Clements.

Herbert Hoover in limo as he arrives in Chicago,to give speech at GOP Convention.July 1952

The state flags fly high as supporters yell out their enthusiasm at the Democratic convention of 1952 in Chicago IL. July 21, 1952

Rhode Island delegates leaving for home at the LaSalle Station in Chicago, July 26, 1952 after the Democratic National Convention. In the center foreground holding up a Stevenson campaign button is Frank Rao, chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party.

The 1952 Democratic National Convention was held at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois from July 21 to July 26, 1952, which was the same arena the Republicans had gathered in a few weeks earlier for their national convention. Four major candidates stood for the nomination: Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, Governor Adlai Stevenson of Illinois , Senator Richard Russell of Georgia and Averell Harriman of New York.

Senator Wayland Brooks, Raymond Peacock, Frank Peska, James Breen, and Felix Kucharski huddled in the Illinois delegation area of the 1952 Republican National Convention in Chicago, July 10, 1952.

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