Candid Portrait of Robert M. La Follette, Sr. | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


Candid Portrait of Robert M. La Follette, Sr.

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Candid portrait of Robert M. La Follette, Sr., smiling, with his arms crossed during the 1922 senatorial campaign. This snapshot is one of a series taken by Madison writer/photographer Fred Holmes, who also worked in various editorial capacities with La Follette's Magazine (later the Progressive Magazine). It is likely that the photographs were taken in the magazine office.


Image ID: 26838

Creation Date: 1922 

Creator Name: Holmes, Frederick L.




Collection Name: Name File

Genre: Photograph

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This snapshot must have been a family favorite because it appears opposite the title page of the biography of the senator written by Belle Case La Follette and Fola La Follette Middleton.





Political science


Portrait photography

Progressivism (United States politics)

Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )


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