Helen Gahagan Douglas
Photograph Collection
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1. Helen Gahagan Douglas. Paris, France. 1928-1930. Simon's photograph.

2. Helen Gahagan Douglas. Hollywood, California, 1930s.

3. Helen Gahagan Douglas. 1930-1944.

4. Helen Gahagan Douglas. 1930-1944. Maurice Goldberg photograph.

5. Helen Gahagan Douglas at a radio studio. 1930-1944.

6. Helen Gahagan Douglas. 1930-1944. Baccari photograph.

7. Helen Gahagan Douglas seated beside a piano. 1930-1944. Radio Pictures photograph.

8. Helen Gahagan Douglas.1930-1944

9. Helen Gahagan Douglas at the Democratic National Convention, probably singing the "Star Spangled Banner." 1940 (?). Merl Grider photograph.

10. Helen Gahagan Douglas at a Works Progress Administration art exhibit. 1940-1944.

11. Helen Gahagan Douglas. 1944. Ed Clark, LIFE Magazine photograph.

12. Helen Gahagan Douglas. 1944 campaign.

13-14. Helen Gahagan Douglas in front of a map of California during the 1944 campaign, Los Angeles, California.

15. Helen Gahagan Douglas. Los Angeles, California. 1944 campaign

16. Helen Gahagan Douglas. Los Angeles, California. 1944 campaign (same as Photo 15, but background has been airbrushed out).

17. Helen Gahagan Douglas at her Los Angeles, California home. 1944 campaign.

18. Helen Gahagan Douglas at the Democratic National Convention. 1940 or 1944.

19. Helen Gahagan Douglas at the Democratic National Convention. 1944. Vories Fisher, LIFE Magazine photograph.

20. Helen Gahagan Douglas at the Democratic National Convention. 1944.

21. Helen Gahagan Douglas at a campaign victory party. 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

22-25. Helen Gahagan Douglas in her Los Angeles, California home, just after winning her first election. November 1944.

26-29. Helen Gahagan Douglas in her Los Angeles, California home, just after winning her first election. November 1944.

30. Helen Gahagan Douglas, reporting to her district. Los Angeles, California. 1945. Otto Rothschild photograph.

31. Helen Gahagan Douglas at the United Nations, Flushing Meadows, New York. 1946. Blackstone Studios photograph.

32. Helen Gahagan Douglas speaking at the United Nations, Flushing Meadows, New York. 1946. Rothschild photograph.

33. Helen Gahagan Douglas on her 1946 Christmas card. These cards were sent out that year because Mrs. Douglas was participating in the first sessions of the United Nations. Autographed.

34. Helen Gahagan Douglas giving her Cost of Living "Market Basket" speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. Washington, D.C. 1947. National News Photo photograph.

35-36. Helen Gahagan Douglas giving a campaign speech on ABC Radio. City Hall, Los Angeles, California. Negative.

37-38. Helen Gahagan Douglas speaking before the Ohio C.I.O. Convention. August 1948.

39. Helen Gahagan Douglas speaking at the Democratic National Convention. 1948. Acme photograph. "Proof" stamped on image.

40-46. Helen Gahagan Douglas in her Congressional office. Various poses. International News Photo photograph.

47. Helen Gahagan Douglas at a ground breaking ceremony.

48. Helen Gahagan Douglas. Signed, "To the University of Oklahoma which is preserving my files for the 79th, 80th, and 81st Congresses. Helen Gahagan Douglas, 1950."

49. Helen Gahagan Douglas.

50. Helen Gahagan Douglas.

51. Helen Gahagan Douglas with a chef's hat on, looking at the booklet, "Family Fare." This booklet is one of 3,000 given to each congressman, prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on order of Congress. Washington, D.C. March 21, 1950. Copy 1 - Acme photograph ("Proof" stamped on image). Copy 2 - Associated Press photograph.

52. Helen Gahagan Douglas emerging from voting booth during primary. Los Angeles, California. 1950 Campaign.

53. Helen Gahagan Douglas on mobile campaign platform during the 1950 election campaign.

54. Helen Gahagan Douglas on radio talk show. 1950 campaign.

55. Helen Gahagan Douglas. Taken before she went to Liberia as head of the U.S. delegation to President U.S. Tubman's fifth inaugural. Appointed by Lyndon Johnson. 1964-1968.

56. Joseph Marx, Helen Gahagan Douglas and Franz Kuba. Douglas sang only music by Joseph Marx at the Salzburg Festival, and was accompanied by Dr. Kuba. While at the festival, Mrs. Douglas signed a contract with Dr. Kerber to sing at the Vienna Opera House in the winter of that year. Salzburg, Austria. 1937-1938.

57. Helen Gahagan Douglas with son, Peter Gahagan Douglas, age 18 months. Taken when Mrs. Douglas went to Los Angeles to make the film, She. Radio Pictures photograph.

58. Helen Gahagan Douglas making a speech at a banquet. Gen. George Marshall in background.

59. Helen Gahagan Douglas and Barnet Nover. Nover was a distinguished newspaperman in Washington, D.C. Note on face, "To Helen with great affection and admiration, Barnet Nover." Washington, D.C. 1940-1944. Autographed.

60. Helen Gahagan Douglas and Steve Allen. 1940-1944. Rothschild photograph.

61. Helen Gahagan Douglas with a California Democrat. 1940-1944. Shoob's Camera Shop.

62. A gathering of Democratic district representatives, probably in Sacramento, during a state convention. From left to right: Mrs. J.A. Holmes, Director, Stanislas County; Helen Gahagan Douglas; Mrs. E. Lurena Sischo, Director, Merced County; Mrs. Margaret Gettys Hall, Director, 9th Congressional District. California. 1940-1944. Shoob's Camera Shop Photo. Signature of Margaret Gettys Hall on image.

63. W.P.A. National Advisory Board. Helen Gahagan Douglas was a member appointed by Mrs. Roosevelt. From left to right: Two unidentified men; Eleanor Roosevelt; another unknown man; Mrs. Kerr, chairman of the advisory council; and Helen Gahagan Douglas.

64. Eleanor Roosevelt's visit to California. From left to right: Mr. Burns, California State Chairman, N.Y.A., unidentified; Mrs. Melvin G. Thompson; Mrs. Roosevelt; Helen Gahagan Douglas; and Buflano, a sculpter. In Buflano's studio, California. April 28, 1941.

65. Listening to the N.Y.A. Orchestra Concert are, from left to right: Melonia Thompson, Mrs. James Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Governor Culbert Olsen of California, and Helen Gahagan Douglas. April 28, 1941.

66. Eleanor Roosevelt, Melvyn Douglas, and Helen Gahagan Douglas visiting a Farm Security Administration Camp. San Joaquin Valley, California. 1940.

67. The Douglas patio, from left to right: Mr. Burn of the N.Y.A., Mrs. James Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Governor Culbert Olson of California, Helen Gahagan Douglas. California. 1941.

68. Eleanor Roosevelt, Melvyn Douglas, and Helen Gahagan Douglas visiting a Farm Security Administration Camp while Mrs. Douglas was National Committee Woman. California. 1940.

69. Melonia Thompson, Mrs. James Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and Helen Gahagan Douglas applauding after the N.Y.A. Orchestra concert on Mrs. Douglas' patio. California. April 28, 1941.

70. Helen Gahagan Douglas and Henry A. Wallace at the first Western Conference of Women, organized by Mrs. Douglas. 1942-1943. Ed Clark, LIFE Magazine, photograph.

71. Helen Gahagan Douglas and Jake Zeitlin, a bookstore owner, in a horse-drawn carriage displaying campaign slogans. The carriage was Zeitlin's idea. Los Angeles, California. 1944 campaign.

72. Helen Gahagan Douglas and Manchester Boddy. Probably Los Angeles, California. 1944.

73. Mr. Baumgartener and Helen Gahagan Douglas. Lucille Stewart photograph.

74. Helen Gahagan Douglas with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mellenkoff, Los Angeles community leaders who supported Mrs. Douglas from the beginning of her political career. Their son was the editor of a San Francisco newspaper. Lucille Stewart photograph.

75. Helen Gahagan Douglas at a typical "house meeting." Mrs. Douglas would go to a home where 25-50 people would be gathered and would give a speech. She gave hundreds of similar speeches. California. 1944 campaign.

76. Helen Gahagan Douglas at a typical "house meeting." California. 1944 campaign.

77-79. Helen Gahagan Douglas at a typical "house meeting." California. 1944 campaign. Lucille Stewart photograph.

80. Helen Gahagan Douglas at a party. Probably at the Douglas home, Los Angeles, California. 1944 campaign. Lucille Stewart photograph.

81. Helen Gahagan Douglas and attorney, J. Ray Files. Douglas home, Los Angeles, California. 1944 campaign.

82. Left to right: John Anson Ford, Helen Gahagan Douglas, Ray Files (lawyer), Maurice Saeta (lawyer). Douglas home, Los Angeles, California. 1944 campaign. Lucille Stewart photograph.

83. Left to right: Chinese friend, John Anson Ford, Helen Gahagan Douglas, Chinese friend. Douglas home, Los Angeles, California. 1944 campaign.

84. Left to right: African-American union leader, Helen Gahagan Douglas, John Anson Ford. Douglas home, Los Angeles, California. 1944 campaign.

85. Helen Gahagan Douglas (third from right) with labor people (many African-American) from local automobile workers union who helped in the campaign. Douglas home, Los Angeles, California. November 1944.

86. Helen Gahagan Douglas (third from right) with labor people (many African- American from local automobile workers union who helped in the campaign. Douglas home, Los Angeles, California. November 1944.

87. Left to right: Ed Lybeck (Congressional Campaign Manager), African-American union leader, Baumgartener, Helen Gahagan Douglas, two other African-American union leaders. Douglas home, Los Angeles, California. 1944 campaign. Lucille Stewart photograph.

88. Jerome (Jerry) Posner of the C.I.O. Garment Workers, and a lady in his union who is pinning a corsage on Helen Gahagan Douglas. Probably 1944 campaign. Cass Alvin photograph.

89. Helen Gahagan Douglas and Tom Ford. 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

90-92. Helen Gahagan Douglas and members of a district minority group (Asian-American). Douglas home, Los Angeles, California. 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

93. Helen Gahagan Douglas, her dog Greta, who went with her to congress, and members of a district minority group (Asian-American). Douglas home, Los Angeles, California. 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

94. Left to right: Esther Murray, Helen Gahagan Douglas (on the phone), and other friends and supporters. Los Angeles, California. November 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

95. Helen Gahagan Douglas talking on the phone in front of friends and campaign workers. Los Angeles, California. November 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

96. Helen Gahagan Douglas listening to campaign returns over the radio. Lady seen side view is Susie Clifton. Mrs. Clifton was a very skilled campaign worker, helping Douglas and Roosevelt. She was also head of labor relations under Governor Culbert Olsen, her husband was a judge. Los Angeles, California. November 1944.

97. Victory party. From left to right: Ed Lybeck (campaign manager), Helen Gahagan Douglas, Mickey Seymon. Los Angeles, California. November 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

98. Congressional headquarters, listening to returns. From left to right: Helen Gahagan Douglas, Esther Murray and Lisa Bronson. Los Angeles, California. November 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

99. Congressional headquarters, night of the election. First row - far right: Helen Gahagan Douglas; second from left, Mickey Seymon; third from left, Nina Moise; sixth from left - Kay Nelson; third row, third from left, Dr. Mackey Seymon, husband of Mickey. Los Angeles, California. November 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

100. Congressional campaign headquarter, night of the election. Helen Gahagan Douglas, Lisa Bronson and male supporters (two are African-American). Los Angeles, California. November 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

101. Congressional campaign headquarters, night of the election. Helen Gahagan Douglas, Esther Murray, Lisa Bronson. Listening to returns. Los Angeles, California. November 1944.

102. Congressional campaign headquarters, the night of the election. In front from left to right: Susie Clifton, Helen Gahagan Douglas, Ed Lybeck, man with his head in his hands, Mickey Seymon, Sara Douglas (sister of Melvyn Douglas), Mr Baumgartener, and Dr. L.A. Pertson who was a distinguished dentist. Los Angeles, California. November 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

103. Congressional campaign headquarters, night of the election. In front, left to right: Susie Clifton, Helen Gahagan Douglas, Ed Lybeck, man with his head in his hands, Mickey Seymon, Nina Moise. Also in the crowd are Sara Douglas, Mr. Baumgartener, and Dr. L. A. Pertson, a distinguished dentist. Los Angeles, California. November 1944.

104. Thank-you party for the closest campaign worker of Helen Gahagan Douglas, following Mrs. Douglas' first election to Congress. Mrs Douglas is at the podium with Esther Murray seated behind her. Los Angeles, California. November 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

105. Thank-you party for the closest campaign workers of Helen Gahagan Douglas, following her first election to Congress. From left to right: Esther Murray, Helen Gahagan Douglas at the podium, Thomas Ford, Ray Files. Los Angeles, California. November 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

106. Thank-you party for the closest campaign workers of Helen Gahagan Douglas, following her first election to Congress. From left right: Tom Ford, Helen Gahagan Douglas accepting a gift, Ray Files, Esther Murray. Los Angeles, California. November 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

107. Thank-you party for the closest campaign workers of Helen Gahagan Douglas, following her first election to Congress. Pictured are Helen Gahagan Douglas and two female supporters. Los Angeles, California. November 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

108. Thank-you party for the campaign workers of Helen Gahagan Douglas, following her first election to Congress. From left to right: unknown women, Esther Murray, Helen Gahagan Douglas, unknown women. Los Angeles, California. November 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

109. Thank-you party for the campaign workers of Helen Gahagan Douglas following her first election to Congress. On second row: Helen Gahagan Douglas with bouquet and Mickey Seymon to her left. First row, left to right: Lisa Bronson, unknown, unknown, Esther Murray, Nina Moise, Jarmala Martin. Los Angeles, California. November 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

110. Thank-you party for the campaign workers of Helen Gahagan Douglas following her first election to Congress. Helen Gahagan Douglas is in the middle of the second row, holding a gavel. To her left are Susie Clifton and Mickey Seymon. First row, left to right: Lisa Bronson, unknown, unknown, Esther Murray, Nina Moise, Jarmala Martin. Los Angeles, California. November 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

111. Thank-you party for the campaign workers of Helen Gahagan Douglas following her first election to Congress. First row, left to right: Three unidentified women, Esther Murray (directly behind her is Susie Clifton), Tom Ford, Helen Gahagan Douglas, Mary Douglas, an older woman, a lady with a Roosevelt dress on (behind her is a boy, Bruce Murray), Nina Moise, Jamala Martin, and three other unidentified women. Behind the last woman is Jake Zeitlin. Also in the picture are Evelyn Chavoor, Vernon Kilpatrick, and Maurine Saita. Los Angeles, California. November 1944. Lucille Stewart photograph.

112. Helen Gahagan Douglas stepping down from a TWA airplane, promoting the sale of War Bonds. Sometime in 1944 before Mrs. Douglas left for Washington, D.C. to become a member of Congress.

113. Helen Gahagan Douglas writing at her desk in the bedroom of the California home. Left picture on desk from the play, "Tonight or Never", right picture of Melvyn Douglas, picture on the wall of Eleanor Roosevelt. Los Angeles, California. 1944.

114. Emily Taft Douglas, Congressional at-large seat delegate from Illinois and Helen Gahagan Douglas as candidate for California's 14th congressional district seat, awaiting the opening of the Democratic National Convention. Both have husbands who at that time were captains in the Armed Forces overseas. Chicago, Illinois. July 17, 1944. AP Wirephoto.

115. After praising the leadership of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mrs. Helen Gahagan Douglas waves to delegates at the National Democratic Convention. Senator Samuel Jackson of Indiana is beside her. Mrs. Douglas said "Never before in American history have the people of both political parties been so long united on one man. . . President Roosevelt who believes that the wealth of the nation is in its people. . ." Roosevelt opposed Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of New York in the November 1944 election. Chicago, Illinois. July 24, 1944.

116. Helen Gahagan Douglas and Senator Samuel Jackson of Indiana wave to the crowd from the podium at the Democratic National Convention. Chicago, Illinois. July 24, 1944. McAvoy, LIFE Magazine photograph.

117. Helen Gahagan Douglas and a man, possibly from California. Democratic National Convention. Chicago, Illinois. July 24, 1944.

118. Helen Gahagan Douglas and Henry Kaiser. Democratic National Convention. Chicago, Illinois. July 1944. Otto Rothschild photograph.

119. Democratic National Convention. Seated from left: Helen Gahagan Douglas and Henry Kaiser of Kaiser Steel. Standing from left: Maury Maverick, Congressman from Texas and three of Kaiser's people. Chicago, Illinois. July 1944. Otto Rothschild photograph.

120. Helen Gahagan Douglas speaking for housing at a housing meeting. Probably in the Labor Department, Washington, D.C. 1944-1946. Fred Harris photograph.

121. Congressmen Mary Morton of New Jersey, Emily Taft Douglas of Illinois, Helen Gahagan Douglas of California, Chase Going Woodhouse of Connecticut. Washington, D.C. 1944-1946. Tenschert Photo Company photograph.

122. Helen Gahagan Douglas with Frank Pellet of the Brotherhood of Trainmen. Washington, D.C. 1944-1946. Lucille Stewart photograph.

123. Bottom row center: Helen Gahagan Douglas, bottom right: Jack Kroll. Tow row center: State Senator George Lucky. Others are Ohio C.I.O.-P.A.C. union men. 1948.

124. Left to right: Congressman Ned Heally, Helen Gahagan Douglas, Harry R. Sheppart (?), James Doyle. Probably Los Angeles, California. Lucille Stewart photograph.

125. Part of the California Congressional delegation including Helen Gahagan Douglas (front, second from right). Also included are Sam Rayburn (front, third from right) and John McCormack (back, far right). Mr. Rayburn's Washington office. 1944-1946. Harris and Ewing photograph.

126. Helen Gahagan Douglas with the president of the Banking and Loan Association with Mrs. Douglas secured for the African-American community in her district, the first such association in California. She bought a bond which is being handed to her by the president of the savings and loan. 1944-1948. George M. Cutler, Jr. photograph.

127. Dr. Diosdado Macapagal, Secretary to the Philippine Legation, Helen Gahagan Douglas, and Josefina Phodoca, Member of the Manila City Council. Miss Phodoca, sent here by her Council colleagues and escorted by Dr. Macapagal, she was in the United States to study housing, city planning and allied subjects. Both were planning to run for Congress from Manila in the next election in the Philippines and discussed world affairs with Mrs. Douglas, a friend to the Philippines. Douglas home, Los Angeles, California. 1946-1948.

128. Helen Gahagan Douglas and Josefina Phodoca. Douglas home, Los Angeles, California. 1946-1948. Stan Risley photograph.

129. Helen Gahagan Douglas and Josefina Phodoca. Douglas home, Los Angeles, California. 1946-1948. Stan Risley photograph.

130. Reception for the ladies of the 79th Congress. From left to right: Gladey Tillet (Head of the Women's Division, National Democratic Committee), Eleanor Roosevelt, unknown, Mary Morton, Emily Taft Douglas, Chase Going Woodhouse, Helen Gahagan Douglas. Washington, D.C. 1945. Tenschert Photo Company photograph.

131. Helen Gahagan Douglas and Eleanor Roosevelt at a reception for ladies in Congress. Washington, D.C. 1945. Tenschert Photo Company photograph.

132. Report to district. From left to right: Unknown women, Helen Gahagan Douglas (at microphone), Thomas Ford, unknown man, unknown woman, unknown man, Mr. Baumgartener. Los Angeles, California. 1945. Otto Rothschild photograph.

133. Alabama College Commencement. Left to right: A.F. Harman, President' Helen Gahagan Douglas, guest speaker; Dr. Ansly C. Moore, guest preacher; Hon. M.L. Robertson, Vice President, Board of Trustees. Alabama. May 21, 1945. Lollar's of Birmingham photograph.

134. Alabama College Commencement. Left to right: A.F. Harman, President; Helen Gahagan Douglas, guest speaker; Dr. Ansly Moore (back to camera), guest preacher; Dr. W.M. Fuller, local Baptist preacher; M.L. Robertson, Vice President, Board of Trustees, Edwina Mitchell, member, Board of Trustees; E.B. Norton, State Superintendent of Education. Alabama. May 21, 1945. Lollar's of Birmingham photograph.

135-137. Alabama College Commencement. Group from academic procession. Alabama. May 21, 1945. Lollar's of Birmingham photograph. Various shots.

138. Alabama College Commencement. Helen Gahagan Douglas at the podium. Background, left to right: M.L. Robertson, Vice President, Board of Trustees; Dr. E.B. Norton, Superintendent of Education; L.H. Napier, Dean, Alabama College; A.F. Harman, President, Alabama College. May 21, 1945. Lollar's of Birmingham photograph.

139. Alabama College Commencement. Left to right: Dr. E.B. Norton, Superintendent of Education; L.H. Napier, Dean, Alabama College; A.F. Harman, President; Helen Gahagan Douglas, guest speaker; Mrs. A.Y. Malone, member of the Board of Trustees; Senator Charles E. Shaver, member of the Board of Trustees; Dr. Cowart, visiting minister. Alabama. May 21, 1945. Lollar's of Birmingham photograph.

140. Alabama College Commencement. Group at luncheon, left to right: President A.F. Harman; Dr. Ansley C. Moore, guest preacher; Helen Gahagan Douglas, guest speaker; Mrs. A.F. Harman; lady with back to camera unknown. Alabama. May 21, 1945. Lollar's of Birmingham photograph.

141. Alabama College Commencement. Luncheon group, left to right: Mrs. T.H. Napier, Helen Gahagan Douglas, Anna Fuller Harman, Hallie Farmer (back to camera), Minnie L. Steckel, Edwina Mitchell. Alabama. May 21, 1945. Lollar's of Birmingham photograph.

142. Helen Gahagan Douglas with Melvyn Douglas. Mr. Douglas came home from the service in June of 1946. 1946-1947.

143. United States delegation to the United Nations. Left to right: Rep. Charles A. Eaton, R-NJ; Charles Fahy of the State Department; Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt; Rep. Sal Bloom, D-NY; Senator Warren R. Austin, R-VT; Adlai Stevenson of Chicago, Chairman of the Delegation; Rep. Helen Gahagan Douglas, D-CA. New York. October 17, 1946. Acme photograph.

144. United States delegation to the U.N. Left to right: Rep. Charles A. Eaton, Sen. Connolly, Sen. Warren R. Austin, Rep. Helen Gahagan Douglas, Sen. Vandenburg. New York, New York. 1946. Acme photograph. "Proof" written on image.

145. Helen Gahagan Douglas, alternate representative on the United States delegation to the United Nations, in the public lounge with a group of thirty war orphans from eight countries who were invited by Secretary-General Trygve Lie to attend the 38th plenary session of the Assembly. Flushing Meadows, New York. October 26, 1946. United Nations photograph.

146-147. Helen Gahagan Douglas with a group of war orphans, visiting the United Nations. Flushing Meadows, New York. October 26, 1946. Leo Rosenthal photograph.

148. Helen Gahagan Douglas with a disabled serviceman at the United Nations. Flushing Meadows, New York, 1946.

149. Helen Gahagan Douglas in a phone booth. United Nations, Flushing Meadows, New York. 1946.

150-151. Helen Gahagan Douglas in the United Nations cafeteria. Flushing Meadows, New York. 1946. Two different shots.

152-153. Helen Gahagan Douglas. United Nations, Flushing Meadows, New York. 1946. Two different shots.

154. Helen Gahagan Douglas and a Marine at the United Nations, Flushing Meadows, New York. 1946.

155-156. Helen Gahagan Douglas and a Marine at the United Nations, Flushing Meadows, New York. 1946.

157. Helen Gahagan Douglas with a representative from the National Association of Housing Officials at their annual convention. 1947. Joel Conway photograph.

158. Representative Helen Gahagan Douglas addressing a distinguished audience on the International Night in the Department of Labor auditorium. This was one session of the 12th Annual Convention of the National Council of Negro Women, November 9-15, 1947. On Mrs. Douglas' left is Mrs. Anna Arnold Hedgeman, executive director of the N.C.N.W., and next to her is Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune, Founder and President. Washington, D.C. November 13, 1947. Fletcher Foto photograph.

159. Helen Gahagan Douglas at a dinner given by the Chinese-Americans in her district. Los Angeles, California. 1947.

160. Helen Gahagan Douglas at the cash register in a supermarket. These items were purchased early in the day prior to the market basket speech delivered by Mrs. Douglas, and were displayed in the House to dramatize the effects described in the speech. Washington, D.C. c. 1947. Copies 1-3, Harris and Ewing photo. Copy 4, Acme photograph.

161. Democratic fund raising dinner. James Roosevelt and Helen Gahagan Douglas. Probably Los Angeles, California. 1948.

162. Democratic fund raising dinner. Helen Gahagan Douglas is at the far right at the head table. James Roosevelt left of her. Pictures of President Truman and Vice President Barkley hang over the table. Probably Los Angeles, California. 1948. Otto Rothschild photograph.

163. Democratic National Convention. Left to right: James Roosevelt, Chet Hatfield, Helen Gahagan Douglas, 1948. Acme photograph.

164. Democratic Fund Raiser. From left to right: George Jessel, Helen Gahagan Douglas, Dory Schary. 1948.

165. Democratic Fund Raiser. From left to right: George Jessel, Helen Gahagan Douglas, Dory Schary. 1948.

166. Helen Gahagan Douglas at podium during report to her district. Directly behind her is Councilman Bennett who Mrs. Douglas beat in 1944 in gaining her Congressional seat. Man at right is an African-American minister. Los Angeles, California. 1948.

167. Labor meeting. Left to right: Helen Gahagan Douglas, Mr. Baumgartener, Jack Kroll, of the C.I.O.-P.A.C. Mr. Baumgartener was on the Board of Directors of Los Angeles, was powerful, and was a very close friend of Tom Ford. Los Angeles, California. 1948.

168. Helen Gahagan Douglas greeting people after a meeting at which she spoke. Probably 1948.

169. Helen Gahagan Douglas speaking before an Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) gathering. Baltimore, Maryland. January 21, 1949. Negative.

170. Representative Helen Gahagan Douglas congratulates Henry Moscow on his installation as President of the Newspaper Guild of New York at the Guild's annual meeting. Mrs. Douglas, who was the principle speaker at the meeting, predicted a hard fight in Congress over reinstatement of the Wagner Act. She said passage of adequate Social Security legislation and a good housing bill seemed assured. New York, New York. January 25, 1949. Acme photograph. "Proof" stamped on image.

171. Representative Helen Gahagan Douglas and John Kee (D-WV), look over the House Foreign Affairs Committee resolution of "Respect and Grief" for its chairman, Sol Bloom (D-NY), who died March 7, 1949. Kee now assumes the chairmanship of the committee. Washington, D.C. March 13, 1949. Acme photograph. "Proof" stamped on image.

172. A delegation of Democratic members of Congress paid a call on President Truman and reported that he was "concerned" about the rise of unemployment. The delegates were, left to right: Senator Elbert D. Thomas of Utah, Senator James E. Murray of Montana, Senator John F. Sparkman of Alabama, Rep. Helen Gahagan Douglas of California, Rep. Andrew J. Biemiller of Wisconsin. Washington, D.C. May 26, 1949. Acme photograph. "Proof" stamped on image.

173. Helen Gahagan Douglas and an unidentified man. August 1949. Chase photograph.

174. Presentation of Mr. and Mrs. American Citizen Award to Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Cantor by Helen Gahagan Douglas and Melvyn Douglas. Front row, left to right: Unknown, Melvyn Douglas, Helen Gahagan Douglas, Eddie Cantor, Ida Cantor. 1949. Stanart photograph.

175. Helen Gahagan Douglas being greeted as she steps off a plane. 1944-1950.

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