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Lazarus Photographs

Identifier: MsC0543

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Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1948-1949


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Mr. Lazarus's primary collection is at Rutgers University. The photographs in the collection at the University of Iowa were selected from Mr. Lazarus's private collection and are duplicated by the holdings at Rutgers, which administers copyright for these photographs. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility and potential liability based on copyright infringement for any use rests exclusively and solely with the user. Users must properly acknowledge University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives as the source of the material. For further information, visit


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Photographs from the 1948 Presidential campaign of Henry A. Wallace, running on the Progressive Party ticket.

Method of Acquisition

This collection is made up of a combination of gifts and purchases from Julius Lazarus in 1991.

Related Materials

Progressive Party, MsC0160

Henry A. Wallace Papers, MsC0177

The Lazarus archives at Rutgers University: see "External Documents" below.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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