WISCONSIN COLLECTION: “Legionnaires Convention” (1949)

A gathering of officers and members of the Wisconsin Department of the American Legion, probably at their annual state convention. In Wisconsin the ardent patrioism of the American Legion provided a receptive audience for the anti-Communist message of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy.

September 12, 1949

Wilson, C.J. Studio, Milwaukee

Photographer: Vinje, Arthur M., 1888-1972

From the C.J. Wilson Studio Collection, Wisconsin Historical Society

http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/

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