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Joseph R. McCarthy Funeral

Joseph R. McCarthy Funeral
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Title: Joseph R. McCarthy Funeral
Description: 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
May 7, 1957 
Appleton Post-Crescent
City, State: Appleton, Wisconsin
Appleton Post-Crescent McCarthy Photographs
Genre: Photograph
Restricted. For reproduction rights, contact copyright holder
Subjects: Flowers
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Military funerals
Military uniforms
Outdoor photography
Clothing and dress
Politicians' spouses

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