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Joseph R. McCarthy Funeral


Marine honor guard at the funeral of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy. Jean McCarthy (wearing a round black hat), stands to the left of the Marines. McCarthy's death created a virtual frenzy among Wisconsin political leaders — both Republicans and Democrats — for election to the senator's unexpired seat. Ultimately Democrat William Proxmire won in a surprise victory that attracted national attention.


Image ID: 48247

Creation Date: 1957-05-07 

Creator Name: Appleton Post-Crescent

City: Appleton

County: Outagamie

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Appleton Post-Crescent photographs of Joseph McCarthy, 1942-1957

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PH 4968

Original Dimensions: 7.75 x 4.5 inches


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