These are picturegrams from the American Legion Convention in New York in 1952. "As some 3 million New Yorkers cheer their lagging footsteps, the delegates to the American Legion Convention, West Point Cadets, many bands, etc., parade on Fifth Ave. for 9 1/2 hours." 1. A zany 'Leapin Lena' gives the crowd a lot of laughs. 2. Presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Harry W. Colmery, march with the Kansas delegation. 3. Claude Buzich, Minneapolis, gives a reluctant policeman a great big kiss.
Creator: Illustrated Current News, Inc.
Date: August 29, 1952
Item Number: 208290
Call Number: B Colmery, Harry W *16
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 208290
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Lawyers
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Military
Collections - Photograph
Community Life - Events and Celebrations - Parades
Date - 1950s - 1952
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Presidents - Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Military - Veterans - Benefits - G. I. Bill of Rights
Military - Veterans - Organizations - American Legion
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - Notable Kansans - Colmery, Harry W, 1890-1979
People - Notable Kansans - Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969
Places - Other States - New York
Thematic Time Period - Eisenhower Years, 1946 - 1961
Transportation - Automobiles
Type of Material - Photographs