Elmer Thomas
Photograph Collection
#1-315

1. Elmer Thomas broadcasting a speech over NBC, delivered at the Century of Progress exhibition. Price of cotton bales is compared to price of gold for years 1929, 1930, 1933, and 1934. Chicago, Illinois. August 1934.

2. Elmer Thomas speaks at the Cloud Creek watershed celebration. Cordell, Oklahoma. July 8, 1948. Louis Reid, photographer.

3. Elmer Thomas at his desk reading mail during the 1944 campaign. Washington, D.C. 1944.

4. Elmer Thomas sitting on a rock viewing the landscape.

5. Elmer Thomas seated at his desk holding a paid electric bill and brochure from the Cotton Electric Cooperative of Walters, Oklahoma. Washington, D.C. Harris and Ewing photograph.

6. Elmer Thomas in his office with stacks of ballots. Washington, D.C. Harris and Ewing photograph.

7. Elmer Thomas in his office throwing away worthless railroad stock. "Sen. Elmer Thomas who said yesterday that he would not submit to a public hearing on speculation and be made a 'Roman Holiday' of, is shown in his office throwing away some worthless railroad stocks. The senator contends he has dealt in stocks and commodities for many years and has lost as much as he has made. The senator's name presently appeared on a list of commodity traders handed the Senate." Washington, D.C. January 29, 1948. Acme Photo photograph.

8. Studio portrait of Elmer Thomas. Image was used in Thomas's campaigns for the U.S. Senate. Underwood, photographer.

9. Elmer Thomas with members of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee. From the left: unknown; John C. Stennis, Mississippi; Burnet R. Maybank, S. Carolina; A. Willis Robertson, Virginia; unknown; Elmer Thomas; Edward J. Thye, Minnesota; and Dennis Chavez, New Mexico.

10. U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee meeting with the American ambassador to France. "David K. E. Bruce (center), U.S. ambassador to France, speaks with U.S. senators on their arrival in Paris, November 21, from Spain. The senators, members of the subcommittee, said they were unanimously in favor of a large loan to Spain." From the left: John C. Stennis, Mississippi; Burnet R. Maybank, S. Carolina; Elmer Thomas, Oklahoma; Ambassador Bruce; John L. McClellan, Arkansas; Dennis Chavez, New Mexico; and A. Willis Robertson, Virginia. All Are Democrats. The seventh member of the group, Edward J. Thye, Republican from Minnesota, was not present when this photo was made. November 24, 1949. Acme Photo photograph.

11. Senators Burnet R. Maybank of South Carolina and Elmer Thomas arriving from Europe on board the Queen Elizabeth. New York. December 7, 1949. Acme Photo photograph.

12. Members of the Armed Services Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee arriving at Tulln Air Force Base, Vienna, Austria, where they are to confer with the commanding General of the U.S. forces in Austria. From the left: Col. Moore; John C. Stennis, Mississippi; Edward J. Thye, Minnesota; John C. McClellan, Arkansas; A. Willis Robertson, Virginia; Hon. John G. Erhardt, U.S. Minister to Austria; Burnet R. Maybank, South Carolina; Elmer Thomas, Oklahoma; Dennis Chavez, New Mexico; and Brig. General Jesmund D. Balmer, Deputy U.S. High Commissioner to Austria. Vienna Austria. 1949. U.S. Army photograph.

13. Members of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee. From the left: A. Willis Robertson, Virginia; John C. McClellan, Arkansas; Perle Mesta; unknown; Elmer Thomas, Oklahoma; Dennis Chavez, New Mexico; and Burnet R. Maybank, South Carolina. Europe. 1949. Stars and Stripes photograph.

14. Members of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee. From the left: A. Willis Robertson, Virginia; John C. McClellan, Arkansas; Perle Mesta; Elmer Thomas, Oklahoma; Dennis Chavez, New Mexico; and Burnet R. Maybank, South Carolina. Europe. 1949. Stars and Stripes photograph.

15-23. Various photos of members of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee in France. Paris, France. 1949.

24. Members of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee. From the left: Edward J. Thye, Minnesota; John C. McClellan, Arkansas; John C. Stennis, Mississippi; unknown; Elmer Thomas, Oklahoma; A. Willis Robertson, Virginia; and Dennis Chavez, New Mexico. Europe. 1949. Stars and Stripes photograph.

25-26. Elmer Thomas on tour with the U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee. Europe 1949. Two different photos.

27. Members of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee. From the left: John C. McClellan, Arkansas; A. Willis Robertson, Virginia; Edward J. Thye, Minnesota; Elmer Thomas, Oklahoma; John C. Stennis, Mississippi, and Dennis Chavez, New Mexico. Paris, France. 1949.

28. Members of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee. From the left: John C. Stennis, Mississippi; Burnet R. Maybank, South Carolina; Elmer Thomas, Oklahoma; unknown; John C. McClellan, Arkansas; Dennis Chavez, New Mexico; and A. Willis Robertson, Virginia. Paris, France. 1949. New York Times photograph.

29-30. Elmer Thomas on tour with the U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee. Europe. 1949. Two different photos.

31. Members of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on tour at an outdoor square in front of a statue. Europe. 1949. Foto Rodriquez - Toledo photograph.

32. A group of Democratic senators and representatives led by retiring Secretary of Agriculture Clinton Anderson leave the White House after a conference with President Harry Truman. Congressmen discussed the special form message the President would send to Capitol Hill that week, including price support measures. From the left: Sen. Scott Lucas, Illinois; Sen. Elmer Thomas, Oklahoma; Rep. John McCormack, Massachusetts; Secretary Clinton Anderson; Rep. John Flannagan, Virginia; Rep. Stephen Pace, Georgia; Rep. Sam Rayburn, Texas; and Rep. Harold Cooley, North Carolina. Washington, D.C. May 1948. Acme Photo photograph.

33. Sen. Elmer Thomas, Oklahoma (left), and Rep. Will Rogers snapped as they attended a gala Jackson Day Dinner and meeting of the New York City Division of the Intercollegiate Democratic League. Hotel Astor, New York City, New York. January 8, 1936. Acme Photo photograph.

34. An emergency session of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee. Elmer Thomas seated second from left. Washington, D.C. 1947. Acme Photo photograph.

35. Sen. Guy Gilette of Iowa, left, and Elmer Thomas, center, members of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee which studied the problem of U.S. surplus potatoes, inspect stock of Canadian potatoes handled by Washington produce man George Davis, right. Washington, D.C. February 10, 1950. Acme Photo photograph.

36. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Public Lands. Elmer Thomas seated third from left. Washington, D.C. 1924.

37. Sen. Theodore G. Bilbo of Mississippi, left, chats with Sen. John H. Overton of Louisiana, center, and Sen. Elmer Thomas, right, just before the Senate Democratic Conference met in executive session. Bilbo was accused of illegal practices and in using his high office as a senator for personal gain. Washington, D.C. January 1, 1947. Acme Photo photograph.

38. Elmer Thomas (center) with Sen. Joseph F. Guffy (left) and Harold Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, at a U.S. Senate Mines and Mining Subcommittee meeting. Washington, D.C. April 16, 1935. International News Photo photograph.

39. Speaker's tables at the Farm Dinner. Elmer Thomas seated at center. Washington, D.C. November 26, 1947. Schutz Photographers photograph.

40. Elmer Thomas (left) and Robert S. Kerr (second from left) at a tree planting ceremony on Capitol Hill. Washington, D.C.

41-43. Elmer Thomas with American Indians in native dress. Glacier Park Station, Montana. 1936. Various photos.

44. Elmer Thomas speaking before the Future Farmers of America. FFA chapter flag in background. Oklahoma.

45. Richards Band seated in front of the Veteran's Hospital at Muskogee with Elmer Thomas standing fourth from the right. Muskogee, Oklahoma. October 2, 1930.

46. Elmer Thomas during the 1944 campaign with a child, Mary Ruth Rizzian, on his lap. Altus, Oklahoma. 1944.

47. Elmer Thomas broadcasting on radio from his office.

48-52. Various photos of Elmer Thomas and Robert S. Kerr at a party.

53-61. Elmer Thomas with an Oklahoma group. Various photos, all Southwest Photo Service photographs.

62-63. Elmer Thomas touring an electric power plant. Claremore, Oklahoma. Robert W. Love photograph. Two different photos.

64. Elmer Thomas at the Will Rogers Memorial. Thomas is fifth from left. Claremore, Oklahoma. Robert W. Love photograph.

65. Elmer Thomas introducing President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1938 political campaign. Oklahoma. 1938.

66. Elmer Thomas and others viewing two turkeys in a garden.

67. Elmer Thomas (left) shaking hands with two men. Acme photograph.

68. Elmer Thomas (seated second from left) at a dinner.

69. Elmer Thomas (fourth from left, bottom row) with other men. Harry Truman is to his right.

70. Elmer Thomas (left) and Robert S. Kerr (right) shoveling rock on the side of a mountain.

71. Oklahoma's Congressional Delegation. Bottom row, from left: Elmer Thomas, Wilburn Cartwright, Jed Johnson, Wesley E. Disney, and Will Rogers. Top row, left to right: Jack Nichols, Lyle Boren, A. S. Mike Monroney, Ross Rizley, and Victor Wickersham. ca. 1940.

72. Oklahoma's Congressional Delegation with Linus Pauling. From the left: Victor Wickersham, A. S. Mike Monroney, Carl Albert, Elmer Thomas, Linus Pauling, Robert S. Kerr, George Howard Wilson, and Tom Steed. Washington, D.C. ca. 1951. Harris and Ewing photograph.

73. Congressmen seated at a conference table. Elmer Thomas, third from right.

74. Group of people beside railroad passenger cars. May include Elmer Thomas.

75. Elmer Thomas (left) on an outdoor platform.

76. Elmer Thomas (third from left) shaking hands with another man.

77. Crowd seated in an auditorium.

78. Elmer Thomas (left) with others.

79-80. Congressional delegation standing in front of an airplane. From the left: unknown; unknown; Sen. Elmer Thomas; Sen. Henry H. Schwartz; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Rep. Joseph W. Martin, Jr., Massachusetts; Rep. Charles R. Clason; Rep. Paul W. Shafer, Michigan. Winter of 1939-1940.

81. Elmer Thomas (center) with two military men crossing a street.

82-83. Two men in front of a military airplane. U.S. Army Air Corps photograph.

84. Troop A, 10th Cavalry rendering honors as escort.

85. Men in front of a military airplane. ca. 1940.

86. Elmer Thomas (leading right) and others on an inspection tour viewing American airplanes. ca. 1940. U.S. Army Air Corps photograph.

87. Elmer Thomas (fourth from right) with civilian and military men during tour of military installations. ca. 1940.

88. Elmer Thomas (center with light hat) with military and civilian men. ca. 1940.

89. Inspection party in front of a military plane. ca. 1940.

90. Inspection party standing under the tail of a U.S. Navy airplane. Elmer Thomas, far left. U.S. Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. ca. 1940.

91. Elmer Thomas, standing between two U.S. Army officers, in front of a military airplane, during a tour of military installations. ca. 1940. U.S. Army photograph.

92. Same as photo #12.

93. Elmer Thomas (third from right) next to Sen. Edward J. Thye of Minnesota (second from left). Photograph taken on a runway. ca. 1940.

94. Elmer Thomas (center) and Sen. Edward J. Thye of Minnesota (left). Photograph taken at a U.S. Army Air Base. ca. 1940.

95. Multistory aircraft hangar at Moffett Field, California. December 4, 1939. U.S. Army Air Corps photograph.

96. American fighter planes with crews at attention awaiting inspection by a Congressional party. Moffett Field, California. December 1, 1939. U.S. Army Air Corps photograph.

97-104. Schenectady General Depot, U.S. Army. Schenectady, New York.

105. Aerial view of Hensley Field. Dallas, Texas. August 18, 1938.

106-110. Elmer Thomas with other members of a Congressional delegation on a tour of the Hawaiian Islands.

111. Congressional delegation on the battleship U.S.S. Missouri.

112. Sailors and artillery on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri.

113. Sailors on deck on the U.S.S. Missouri.

114. Helicopter landing on board the U.S.S. Missouri.

115-120. Congressional delegation, including Elmer Thomas, on board the U.S.S. Missouri.

121-122. Elmer Thomas (second from left) with others on a platform watching a ceremony.

123. Elmer Thomas with Naval officers and others.

124. Congressional delegation. From the left: Captain W. H. J. Dunham; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Captain T. L. Lewis; Rep. Charles R. Clason; and Sen. Henry H. Schwartz.

125. Lieutenant Colonel H. Young (left), Rep. Paul W. Shafer (center background), and Major Simpson (right) at an air strip. Tampa, Florida. January 2, 1940.

126. Congressional delegation on a runway, inspecting a U.S. Army air base. Sen. Elmer Thomas is sixth from the right. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 1939.

127-129. Congressional delegation inspecting U.S. Army air base. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 1939.

130. Congressional delegation inspecting a U.S. Army air base. Elmer Thomas is third from the left. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 1939.

131. Congressional delegation speaking to General Hoyt S. Vandenburg. Elmer Thomas, standing second from left.

132. Congressional delegation and others with General Hoyt S. Vandenburg (center) and Elmer Thomas, left of center.

133. Elmer Thomas (second from right) with Col. Strickland on arrival at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

134. Elmer Thomas (left) and Col. Strickland viewing pictures at the Cadet Club. Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

135. Elmer Thomas and Col. Strickland inspect beer hall under construction at the Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

136. Elmer Thomas with Major General Robert W. Harper (left) and Colonel Strickland (right) on a runway. Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

137. Elmer Thomas (center) and Col. Strickland, station commander, at the NCO club, Barksdale Air Force Base,Louisiana.

138. Elmer Thomas viewing rifle demonstration at an exhibition of German war materials. U.S. Army photograph.

139-140. Elmer Thomas with soldier. U.S. Army photograph.

141. Elmer Thomas with soldier. Volkswagen military jeep in background. U.S. Army-Ordinance Dept. photograph.

142. Elmer Thomas viewing German military uniforms at an exhibition of German war materials.

143-144. Presidential party at U.S. Naval Air Station. Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. December 8, 1946. U.S. Naval Air Station-Guantanamo Bay photograph.

145-148. Six senators from the Armed Forces Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee review the troops of the 63rd Heavy Tanks Battalion, 7777 Honor Guard, and the 427th Army Band at a parade held in their honor at EUCOM Headquarters. From the left: John C. Stennis, Mississippi; Edward J. Thye, Minnesota; A. Willis Robertson, Virginia; John L. McClellan, Arkansas; Burnet R. Maybank, South Carolina; Elmer Thomas, Oklahoma; and General Thomas S. Handy. Heidelberg, Germany. November 2, 2919. U.S. Army photograph.

149. Six senators from the Armed Forces Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee review the troops of the 63rd Heavy Tanks Battalion, 7777th Honor Guard, and the 427th Army Band at a parade held in their honor at EUCOM Headquarters. From the left: Elmer Thomas, Oklahoma, chairman of the subcommittee; Burnet R. Maybank, South Carolina; John L. McClellan, Arkansas; A. Willis Robertson, Virginia; Edward J. Thye, Minnesota; and John C. Stennis, Mississippi with commanders of the Army, Navy, and Air Force in Europe. Heidelberg, Germany. November 2, 1949.

150. Colonel P. S. Gage, C.A. and Elmer Thomas. Congressional delegation inspection of site for overseas discharge and replacement depot at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina. January 3, 1940.

151. Elmer Thomas (extreme left), Rep. Paul W. Shafer (in rear with dark coat) and others. Congressional delegation inspection of site for overseas discharge and replacement depot at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina. January 4, 1940.

152. Mess shack at the overseas discharge and replacement depot at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina. January 1940.

153. Elmer Thomas (extreme left), Rep. Paul W. Shafer (in rear with dark coat) and others in front of mess shack. Congressional delegation inspection of site for overseas discharge and replacement depot at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina. January 4, 1940.

154. Visit of Elmer Thomas and party to hospital ship Charles A. Stafford. From the left: Major General Homer M. Groninger, Elmer Thomas, Martin Heflin, John Brownlite, and Captain Nils Gelin. New York Part of Embarkation, New York. September 9, 1944. U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph.

155. Congressional delegation. From the left: Rep. William D. Byron, Rep. Charles W. Brooks, Rep. Thomas E. Martin, Rep. John F. Sparkman, Sen. Sherman Minton (blocked view), Brigadier General Moses, Sen. Chan Gurney (hand over face), unknown, Rep. Paul W. Shafer, Rep. Charles R. Clason, Rep. John M. Costello (background, unknown, unknown, and Sen. Dennis Chavez. Fort Mason, California. November 3, 1939.

156. Congressional delegation inspecting docks. Included are: Rep. William D. Byron, Rep. Charles W. Brooks, Rep. Thomas E. Martin, Rep. John J. Sparkman, Sen. Sherman Minton, Brigadier General Moses, Sen. Chan Gurney, Rep. Paul W. Shafer, Rep. Charles R. Clason, Rep. John M. Costello, and Sen. Dennis Chavez. Fort Mason, California. November 3, 1939.

157. Congressional delegation inspecting docks. Included are: Rep. William D. Byron, Rep. Charles W. Brooks, Rep. Thomas E. Martin, Rep. John J. Sparkman, Sen. Sherman Minton, Brigadier General Moses, Sen. Chan Gurney, Rep. Paul W. Shafer, Rep. Charles R. Clason, Rep. John M. Costello, Sen. Dennis Chavez and Elmer Thomas (bottom right). Fort Mason, California. November 3, 1939.

158-160. Military Affairs Committee standing on a runway in front of an airplane. Maxwell Field, Alabama. November 10, 1939.

161. Congressional delegation visit to El Salvador. Partial view of an airplane. San Vicento volcano is in the background. Another plan approaches. San Salvador, El Salvador. November 15, 1939.

162. Congressional delegation visit to El Salvador. From the left: Sergeant Plato R. Miller, 1st Transport Squadron; Lieutenant Rafferty; Sen. Sherman Minton; O. G. Ellis, vice consul and third secretary, American embassy; Sen. Chan Gurney (directly in front of Mr. Ellis); Rep. Paul W. Shafer; and Rep. William D. Byron. Third ship landing. Volcano in background. November 15, 1939.

163. Congressional delegation visit to El Salvador. Airplanes lined up on runway. San Salvador, El Salvador. November 15, 1939.

164. Congressional delegation visit to San Salvador. From the left: Rep. Charles R. Clason, Rep. William D. Byron, Major Arthur R. Wilson, Rep. John J. Sparkman, Rep. John M. Costello, and Sen. Harry S. Truman. San Salvador, El Salvador. November 13, 1939.

165. Rep. John M. Costello inspecting the Pan American sign during a congressional inspection tour at San Salvador, El Salvador. November 15, 1939.

166-167. Congressional delegation visit to El Salvador. From the left: Rep. John J. Sparkman, Major Arthur R. Wilson, Rep. David D. Terry. Sen. Harry S. Truman, Rep. Charles R. Clason, Rep. Thomas E. Martin, Sen. Elmer Thomas, Sen. Sherman Minton, Rep. Paul W. Shafer, Sen. Chan Gurney, and Rep. William D. Byron. San Salvador, El Salvador. November 15, 1939.

168. Congressional delegation visit to El Salvador. Standing by the airport runway are: Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Robert Frazer, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; and Rep. Charles W. Brooks. San Salvador, El Salvador. November 15, 1939.

169. Congressional delegation visit to El Salvador. Standing next to an airport runway are: Dr. Avila, sub-secretary for foreign relations; Rep. William D. Byron talking to Dr. Avila; A. G. Ellis, vice consul and third secretary; Major Musen; Major Arthur R. Wilson; Colonel Stokley; Sen. Chan Gurney; and Rep. John M. Costello. San Salvador, El Salvador. November 15, 1939.

170. Congressional delegation visit to El Salvador. From the left: Rep. John J. Sparkman, Major Arthur R. Wilson, Rep. David D. Terry, Sen. Harry S. Truman, Rep. Charles R. Clason, Rep. Thomas E. Martin, Sen. Elmer Thomas, Sen. Sherman Minton, Rep. Paul W. Shafer, Sen. Chan Gurney, and Rep. William D. Byron. San Salvador, El Salvador. November 15, 1939.

171. Robert Frazer greeting a congressional delegation to El Salvador. Left to right: Rep. David D. Terry; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Robert Frazer, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary; and Rep. Charles R. Clason. El Salvador. November 15, 1939.

172. Congressional delegation to El Salvador. Standing on a runway are: Colonel Stokley and Sen. Harry S. Truman. San Salvador, El Salvador. November 15, 1939.

173. Congressional delegation to El Salvador. From the left: Sen. Harry S. Truman, Robert Frazer, and Colonel Stokley. San Salvador, El Salvador. November 15, 1939.

174-175. Fueling airplanes for take-off at San Salvador, El Salvador. November 15, 1939. Two different photos.

176. Robert Frazer greeting senators and representatives upon arrival at San Salvador. From the left: Rep. John J. Sparkman, Sen. Harry S. Truman, Rep. Paul W. Shafer, Sen. Sherman Minton (talking to Frazer), Sen Chan Gurney, and Rep. Charles R. Clason. San Salvador, El Salvador. November 15, 1939.

177. Sen. Chan Gurney (center) in San Salvador, El Salvador. November 15, 1939.

178. Sen. Harry S. Truman on a runway at San Salvador, El Salvador. November 15, 1939.

179-191. Congressional delegation on visit to El Salvador. Various people. San Salvador, El Salvador. November 1939. Various photos.

192. Active volcano viewed from the air during a Congressional delegation visit to Managua, Nicaragua. November 17, 1939.

193. Congressional delegation to Nicaragua. From the left: Sen. Sherman Minton; Major Lamson-Scribner; Lieutenant Colonel Mullins; General Reyes; President Anastasio Somoza; unknown; Rep. Charles W. Brooks; Mr. Baldwin; Rep. William D. Byron. Managua, Nicaragua. November 21, 1939.

194. Congressional delegation visit to Nicaragua. From the left: General Reyes; President Anastasio Somoza; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; and Rep. William D. Byron. Managua, Nicaragua. November 21, 1939.

195. Congressional delegation visit to Nicaragua. From the left: Sen. Elmer Thomas; Rep. Charles R. Clason; General Reyes; Lieutenant Colonel Mullins; President Anastasio Somoza; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; and Major Arthur R. Wilson. Managua, Nicaragua. November 21, 1939.

196. Congressional delegation visit to Nicaragua. From the left: unknown; President Anastasio Somoza; and Lieutenant Colonel Mullins. Managua, Nicaragua. November 21, 1939.

197. Members of a Congressional party at a luncheon given in their honor by Major General H. J. Brees, commanding general, 8th Corp area, at Fort Sam Houston Officer's Club. Fort Sam Houston, Texas. November 25, 1939.

198. Sen. Sherman Minton of Indiana talking to Major General Walter Krueger, commanding general, 2nd division (left) and with Lieutenant Colonel R. C. L. Graham, QMC, during visit of a Congressional delegation at the station hospital. Fort Sam Houston, Texas. November 25, 1939.

199. Congressional delegation visit to Fort Sam Houston military base. From the left: Sen. Chan Gurney, South Dakota; Sen. Harry S. Truman, Missouri; Major General H. J. Brees, 8th Corps Area Commander; Mayor Maury Maverick of San Antonio, Texas; Rep. R. Ewing Thomason, Texas; Rep. Paul W. Shafer, Michigan; and Rep. Paul J. Kilday, Texas. Fort Sam Houston, Texas. November 1939.

200. Sen. Sherman Minton at the controls of a Link Trainer during a congressional delegation visit to Randolph Field, Texas. November 26, 1939.

201. Congressional delegation receiving review of the 30th Infantry under Col. Robert L. Eichelberger, the 65th Coast Artillery (anti-aircraft) under Col. John T. H. O'Rear, and the Composite Brigade commanded by Brigadier General Henry T. Bergin, commanding general of the 9th Coast Artillery District. The Golden Gate Brigade is shown in the background. Front row, from the left: Colonel Thomas A. Terry; Brigadier General Henry T. Bergin; Sen. Elmer Thomas; Sen. Sherman Minton; and Rep. John J. Sparkman. Crissy Field, California. December 1939.

202. Congressional delegation visiting the Presidio of San Francisco. From the left: Brigadier General Henry T. Bergin, commanding general of the 9th Coast Artillery Unit; Lieutenant Colonel McGuire, 49th Corps area; Rep. Charles W. Brooks; Rep. Richard J. Welch; Rep. Charles R. Clason; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Sen. Elmer Thomas; Sen. Sherman Minton; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Sen. Chan Gurney; Sen. Dennis Chavez; Sen. Harry S. Truman; Rep. William D. Byron; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; Colonel Robert L. Eichelberger; Major Wilson; and Rep. John M. Costello. San Francisco, California. December 2, 1939.

203. Congressional delegation reviewing troops at Crissy Field, Presidio of San Francisco. From the left: Colonel Thomas A. Terry; Brigadier General Henry T. Bergin; Sen. Elmer Thomas; Sen. Sherman Minton; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Sen. Chan Gurney; Sen. Dennis Chavez; Sen. Harry S. Truman; Rep. William D. Byron; Rep. Charles R. Clason; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; Rep. Charles W. Brooks; Rep. John M. Costello; and Rep. Thomas E. Martin. Back row: Major Harrington; and Lieutenant Fergusson. San Francisco, California. December 2, 1939.

204. Congressional delegation reviewing troops at Crissy Field, Presidio of San Francisco. From the left: Brigadier General Henry T. Bergin; Sen. Elmer Thomas; Sen. Sherman Minton; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Sen. Chan Gurney; Sen. Dennis Chavez; Sen. Harry S. Truman; Rep. William D. Byron; Rep. Charles R. Clason; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; Rep. Charles W. Brooks; Rep. John M. Costello; and Rep. Thomas E. Martin. Back row: Lieutenant Fergusson; and Major Arthur R. Wilson. San Francisco, California. December 2, 1939.

205. Congressional delegation visiting the Presidio of San Francisco. "From this point, Col. Eichelberger explained the layout of the Presidio." San Francisco, California. December 3, 1939.

206. Congressional delegation inspecting old Spanish cannon at the Officer's Club at the Presidio of San Francisco. From the left: Sen. Dennis Chavez; Rep. John M. Costello; Rep. Charles R. Clason; Sen. Harry S. Truman; Sen. Sherman Minton (with hands on cannon); Major Arthur R. Wilson; Rep. David D. Terry; Sen. Chan Gurney; unknown; unknown; and Rep. Thomas E. Martin. San Francisco, California. December 2, 1939.

207. Congressional delegation at the Presidio of San Francisco. From the left: unknown; Sen. Harry S. Truman; Mr. O'Neil; unknown; Colonel Robert L. Eichelberger; Sen. Sherman Minton; Rep. John M. Costello; Major Arthur R. Wilson (with back to camera); Sen. Elmer Thomas; Major John E. Upston; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Rep. Charles W. Brooks; Rep. Charles R. Clason; unknown; Rep. William D. Byron; unknown; and Rep. Paul W. Shafer (leaning against the car). San Francisco, California. December 2, 1939.

208. Colonel Robert L. Eichelberger, commanding officer of the 30th infantry, explaining construction needs to a Congressional party at the Presidio of San Francisco. From the left: Sen. Harry S. Truman; Rep. John M. Costello; Sen. Chan Gurney; Sen Dennis Chavez; Rep. Charles R. Clason; Colonel Eichelberger; Major Arthur R. Wilson; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Rep. John J. Sparkman; unknown; Sen. Sherman Minton; unknown; and Sen. Elmer Thomas. San Francisco, California. December 1939.

209. Congressional delegation inspecting anti-aircraft gun at harbor defenses of San Francisco. From the left: Rep. Charles R. Clason; Major Arthur R. Wilson; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Sen. Harry S. Truman; Lieutenant Colonel Davis; Sen. Dennis Chavez; Captain Kleinman; Rep. John M. Costello; Sen. Chan Gurney; Rep. Charles W. Brooks; Col. David D. Terry; unknown; Colonel Edward C. McGuire; and Major Crowell. San Francisco, California. December 1939.

210. Lieutenant Colonel Edward C. McGuire, G-4, IX Corps Area, Presidio of San Francisco, explaining 12-inch battery to Congressional delegation at Fort Barry, California. From the left: Colonel David D. Terry; Sen. Sherman Minton; Lieutenant Colonel McGuire; Rep. Charles W. Brooks; Lieutenant Colonel Davis; unknown; Major L. A. Whittaker; Sen. Harry S. Truman; Rep. John J. Sparkman; and Colonel O'Rear. Fort Barry, California. December 1939.

211. Congressional delegation tour of the Presidio of San Francisco. From the left: Sen. Sherman Minton; Colonel Otis R. Cole; and Lieutenant Colonel Edward C. McGuire, 9th Corps Area. Presidio of San Francisco, California. December 2, 1939.

212. Inspecting harbor defenses and an artillery shell. From the left: Rep. John J. Sparkman; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Sen. Chan Gurney; and Rep. John M. Costello. San Francisco, California. December 1939.

213. Congressional delegation visiting Letterman General Hospital. From the left: Rep. John M. Costello; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Brigadier General Roger Brooke; and Rep. Charles W. Brooks. San Francisco, California. December 2, 1939.

214. Aerial view of Fort McDowell, Angel Island, California. 1937.

215. Congressional delegation eating at the "Grand Hotel" Overseas Replacement Depot, Fort McDowell. Members are dining with soldiers. Fort McDowell, California. December 2, 1939.

216. Fort McDowell inspected by a Congressional party. From the left: Major Koch; Colonel Cole; Sen. Sherman Minton; Sen. Dennis Chavez; Sen. Harry S. Truman; Major Hart; Major Stickman; Lieutenant Colonel McGuire; and Rep. William D. Byron. Fort McDowell, California. December 2, 1939.

217. Congressional delegation visiting Fort McDowell. From the left: Sen. Harry S. Truman; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; Sen. Dennis Chavez; Col. McGuire; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Rep. John M. Costello; Rep. William D. Byron; Sen. Chan Gurney; Major Reiman; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Major Lagonia; and Rep. Charles W. Brooks. Fort McDowell, California. December 2, 1939.

218. On board a ship leaving Fort McDowell, California. From the left: Colonel Cole; Sen. Elmer Thomas; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Rep. Sherman Minton; unknown; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; and Sen. Harry S. Truman. For McDowell, California. December 1939.

219. Congressional delegation boarding a ship at Fort McDowell for San Francisco. From the left: Sen. Dennis Chavez (black coat); Rep. Paul W. Shafer; Rep. John M. Costello; Sen. Chan Gurney; Sen. Elmer Thomas; unknown; unknown; and unknown. Fort McDowell, California. December 1939.

220. A congressional delegation on board the Frank M. Gone. Included are Senators Dennis Chavez, Chan Gurney, Elmer Thomas, and Sherman Minton. Representatives Paul W. Shafer, John M. Costello, William D. Byron, Charles W. Brooks, and John J. Sparkman. Also included is Major Wilson. Fort McDowell, California. December 1939.

221. Congressional delegation at Fort Barry, California. Colonel Terry explains the scheme of the harbor defenses to the delegation. A mine can be seen at far right. From the left: Rep. John M. Costello; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; unknown; Colonel O'Rear; Captain Kleinman; Colonel Terry; Captain Engelhart; Senator Sherman Minton; Senator Charles P. Clason; Senator Dennis Chavez; Representative John J. Sparkman; Lieutenant Colonel Davis; Sen. Chan Gurney; an Rep. Charles W. Brooks. Fort Barry, California. December 1939.

222. Congressional delegation at Fort Barry, California. From the left: Rep. Charles W. Brooks; Major L. A. Whittaker; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; Sen. Dennis Chavez; Lieutenant Colonel Davis; and Sen. Harry S. Truman. Fort Barry, California. December 1939.

223. Submarine mines are explained to a Congressional delegation at Fort Berry by Captain Engelhart. First row, front to rear; Major L. A. Whittaker; and Colonel O'Rear. Second row, front to rear: Rep. Charles W. Brooks; Rep. John M. Costello; Sen. Elmer Thomas; Rep. Charles R. Clason; Rep. William D. Byron; Sen. Chan Gurney; Captain Engelhart; Sen. Sherman Minton; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; Major Hickey; Lieutenant Colonel McGuire; Major Crowell, and Captain Vaughn. Fort Berry, California. December 1939.

224. Congressional delegation at Fort Scott. Included are Rep. John M. Costello; Sen. Chan Gurney; Sen. Harry S. Truman; Lieutenant Colonel Edward C. Mcguire; Colonel Thomas A. Terry; Sen. Elmer Thomas; Rep. Charles R. Clason; Sen. Sherman Minton; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Rep. Charles W. Brooks; and Major Arthur R. Wilson. Fort Scott, California. December 1939.

225. Congressional delegation at Fort Scott. From the left: Rep. John M. Costello; Sen. Chan Gurney; Sen Harry S. Truman; Lieutenant Colonel Edward C. McGuire; Colonel Thomas A. Terry; Sen. Elmer Thomas; unknown; Rep. Charles R. Clason; Sen. Sherman Minton; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Rep. thomas E. Martin; and Rep. Charles W. Brooks. Fort Scott, California. December 3, 1939.

226. Congressional party upon arrival at Gray Field, Fort Lewis. From the left: Rep. Charles R. Clason; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Sen. Chan Gurney; Sen. Dennis Chavez; Sen. Lewis B. Schellenbach; Sen. Sherman Minton; Sen Harry S. Truman; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; and Major General W. C. Sweeney. Fort Lewis, Washington. December 5, 1939. 91st Observation Squadron photograph.

227. Members of a Congressional inspection party reviewing troops at Fort Lewis, Washington. Included are Rep. Charles R. Clason; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Sen. Chan Gurney; Sen. Dennis Chavez; Sen. Lewis B. Schellenbach; Sen Sherman Minton; Sen. Harry S. Truman; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; and Major General W. C. Sweeney. Fort Lewis, Washington. December 5, 1939.

228. Congressional delegation at Ogden Ordinance Depot, Utah. From the left: unknown; unknown; Rep. Charles Brooks; Lieutenant Colonel Edward C McGuire; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Rep. Charles R. Clason; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Major Ittai Luke; Sen. Dennis Chavez; Mr. Dunn, civilian superintendent of the depot; Darrel Greenwell, state administrator; and unknown. Ogden, Utah. December 7, 1939.

229. Congressional delegation at Ogden Ordinance Depot. From the left: unknown; unknown; Rep. Charles W. Brooks; Lieutenant Colonel McGuire; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Rep. Charles R. Clason; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Darrel Greenwell, state administrator; Major Ittai Luke; Sen. Dennis Chavez; Mr. Dunn, civilian superintendent of the depot; and unknown. Ogden, Utah. December 7, 1939.

230-231. Congressional delegation at Fort Frances E. Warren. From the left: Sen. Elmer Thomas; Sen. Henry H. Schwartz; Rep. Charles R. Clason; Lieutenant Colonel Edward C. McGuire; Rep. Frank O. Horton; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Sen. Dennis Chavez; Brigadier General E. D. Peek; Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoney; and Major Arthur R. Wilson. Fort Frances E. Warren, Wyoming. December 8, 1939.

232. Congressional delegation leaving Officers Club for Machine Gun Hill at an inspection tour. Fort Riley, Kansas. December 10, 1939.

233. Congressional delegation watching automatic rifle demonstration with General Robert C. Richardson, Jr. and members of the press. Elmer Thomas is fourth from the right. Machine Gun Ridge, Fort Riley, Kansas. December 10, 1939.

234. Congressional delegation and others observe soldiers firing Garand semi-automatic rifles. Fort Riley, Kansas. December 10, 1939.

235. Major Vernon Wilson (right) with Rep. Thomas E. Martin (center). Martin is adjusting the rifle sling on a Garand semi-automatic rifle. Fort Riley, Kansas. December 10, 1939.

236. Captain Silverthorne explaining the Garand semi-automatic rifle. Fort Riley, Kansas. December 10, 1939.

237. Garand semi-automatic rifle being fired. Fort Riley, Kansas. December 10, 1939.

238. Captain Silverthorne (left) explaining the Garand semi- automatic rifle. Fort Riley, Kansas. December 10, 1939.

239. Congressional delegation at Fort Riley, Kansas. From the left: Sen. Henry H. Schwartz; Lieutenant Colonel John J. Bahn; Sen. Elmer Thomas; Brigadier General Robert C. Richardson, Jr., commandant; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Lieutenant Colonel C. J. Wilder; Rep. Charles R. Clason; Major L. B. Gerow; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Major M. V. Stockton; Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Gillbreath; Major Arthur R. Wilson; and Major A. G. Hamilton. Fort Riley, Kansas. December 10, 1939.

240. Sen. Elmer Thomas with General Robert C. Richardson, Jr. and Captain Frierson reviewing the Mounted Escorts. Marshall Field, Fort Riley, Kansas. December 10, 1939.

241. Brigadier General Robert C. Richardson, Jr., commandant, Cavalry School at Fort Riley, Kansas. December 10, 1939.

242-244. Congressional delegation at Scott Field, Illinois. From the left: Rep. John J. Sparkman; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; Sen. Elmer Thomas; Sen. Henry H. Schwartz; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Rep. Charles R. Clason; and Colonel Fisher, Air Corps commander of Scott Field. December 11, 1939.

245-246. Congressional delegation at Scott Field, Illinois. Includes Major Arthur R. Wilson; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Robert Kein; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; Herman Wangelin; Sen. Elmer Thomas; Dr. G. Otrich; Mr. Geissler; Sen. Henry H. Schwartz; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Rep. Charles R. Clason; and Colonel Fisher. Kneeling: Mr. Marsh; Mr. Fellner; Major Remsnider; unknown; unknown; Mr. Foster; and Mr. Twenhoefel. Scott Field, Illinois. December 11, 1939. Two different photos.

247. Congressional delegation inspects Works Progress Administration construction. Present are Major Upston (cigarette in mouth) and Brigadier General Brandt talking to Rep. Thomas E. Martin. Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. December 11, 1939.

248. Congressional delegation inspect Works Progress Administration construction. Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. December 11, 1939.

249-251. Congressional delegation inspect Works Progress Administration construction. From the left: Major Upston; Brigadier General Brandt; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Rep. Charles R. Clason; and Major Green. Those remaining are unidentified. Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. December 11, 1939.

252. Congressional delegation entering Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. December 11, 1939.

253-254. Inspection of Jefferson Barracks by Congressional tour. Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. December 11, 1939.

255-257. Congressional delegation inspecting the Sylvan Glen Works Progress Administration project. Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. December 1939.

258. Congressional delegation visiting Jefferson Barracks. Automobiles are visible. From the left: unknown; unknown; unknown; Rep. John J. Sparkman; unknown; Rep. Charles R. Clason; unknown; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; Major Wilson; Sen. Henry H. Schwartz; and Major Green. Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. December 11, 1939.

259. Congressional delegation visiting Jefferson Barracks. Automobiles are visible. Jefferson, Barracks, Missouri. December 11, 1939.

260. Congressional delegation entering Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. December 11, 1939.

261. Congressional delegation on the steps of the Jefferson Barracks Officers Club. From the left, kneeling: Mr. Foster; unknown; and unknown. Standing in front row: unknown; unknown; Mr. Twenhoefel; Mr. Wangelin; unknown; unknown; Major Arthur R. Wilson; Colonel Fisher; Rep. Charles R. Clason; unknown; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Major John E. Upston; Major Green; Brigadier General Brandt; and Mr. Marsh. Back row: Major Stickman; Dr. G. Otrich; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Sen. Harry H. Schwartz; Harold Knoloff; Sen. Elmer Thomas; Mr. Fellner; Major Remsnider; and Rep. Paul W. Shafer. Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. December 11, 1939.

262. Congressional delegation visiting Jefferson Barracks. From the left: unknown; unknown; Major Arthur R. Wilson; Rep. Paul W. Shafer; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Rep. Charles R. Clason; Major John E. Upston; and Brigadier General Brandt. Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. December 11, 1939.

263. Congressional delegation at Chanute Field. From the left: Rep. Paul W. Shafer; Rep. John J. Sparkman; Colonel Brandt; Rep. Thomas E. Martin; Major Arthur R. Silson;; Rep. Charles R. Clason; and Colonel Fisher. Chanute Field, Illinois. December 12, 1939.

264. Congressional delegation being greeted upon their arrival to Chanute Field by the Chamber of Commerce of Rantoul, Illinois. Chanute Field, Illinois. December 12, 1939.

265. Six-inch howitzers being fired on a test range as a demonstration.

266. Perle Mesta, U.S. Minister to Luxembourg, with violinist Isaac Stern (right) and Geoffrey Allchin, British Minister to Luxembourg, at a party honoring visiting U.S. senators. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. 1949. Associated Press photograph.

267. John A. Guthrie, his original Buffalo Bill Deadwood Stage Coach, and Robert S. Kerr. Richmond, Indiana. Campbell's Photo Art Photograph.

268. President Harry S. Truman's return to Washington after the 1948 election. Bess and Margaret Truman are also visible. Washington, D.C. November 5, 1948.

269. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Washington, D.C. 1944. Tenschert photograph.

270. Eleanor Roosevelt. Tenschert photograph.

271. Steven Brave Bird and Joseph Thin Elk, both Rosebud Sioux and in Native American dress with A. A. Grorud. Washington, D.C. Harris and Ewing photograph.

272. Cast of the motion picture The Shop Around the Corner. Front row, first four from left: Mr. Schwartz, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; Tom McMahon, Douglas Aircraft Company; Director Ernst Lubitsch; and Jimmy Stewart. Front row, extreme right: General Fickel (with hat); and Major Stromme (directly behind Fickel). Hollywood, California. November 30, 1939.

273. Rufus Bedford, secretary of the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce, dons his chef's cap as he begins to prepare a crow for editor Budge Welty. Bartlesville, Oklahoma. May 3, 1946.

274-275. Local editor Budge Welty watches with interest as Al Potter, president of the Chamber of Commerce gives the crows their daily diet. Bartlesville, Oklahoma. May 3, 1946.

276. Al Potter, Chamber of Commerce president of Bartlesville, pours salt on a live crow while local editor Budge Welty watches. Bartlesville, Oklahoma. May 3, 1946

277-278. A man sitting on a saddled saw horse, holding a rope, facing a cage containing crows. May 3, 1946.

279. Fielding crows in a cage for the Chamber of Commerce crow dinner in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. May 3, 1946.

280-281. Secretary of the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce, Rufus Bedford dons his chef's cap as he begins to prepare a crow for editor Budge Welty. Bartlesville, Oklahoma. May 3, 1946.

282. Joe Morris, former postmaster of Oklahoma City, eating Thanksgiving dinner the County Girls' Home. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. November 23, 1939. C. J. Kano photograph.

283. Unidentified young man.

284. Unidentified carpenter.

285. Unidentified soldier.

286. Santa Claus costume worn for the benefit of a small child. Stockings are hung on the mantle behind the two.

287. Unidentified man.

288. Mat Brantley holding two ears of corn showing damage resulting from a flood on August 27, 1947.

289. Oliver H. Kenzie of Cushing, Oklahoma, National President of the Future Farmers of America for 1944-1945.

290. Unidentified Indian family in tribal costume. The child is in a cradleboard.

291. Unidentified man sitting in his office with a picture of Senator Elmer Thomas on the wall in the corner of the room.

292. A boy sitting on the shoulders of a man aiming a rifle. Signed "Grady rides the Chief! H.B.H."

293. A large group of unidentified Indians.

294. Home front (underground) leader Norwegian Terje Rollem, receives the German surrender at Akershus Castle from the Commandant, Major Nichterlein, as the latter's Adjutant, Major Hauptmann Hamel, observes. Akershus Castle, Oslo, Norway. May 8, 1945.

295-297. Rock building, single story, near Lawton, Oklahoma.

298. Rock building, single story, near Lawton, Oklahoma.

299-300. Bridge over a river, possibly in a recreational area near Lawton, Oklahoma.

301-304. Partial view of a bridge, possibly in a recreational area near Lawton, Oklahoma.

305. Eastern approach to a bridge possibly near Lawton, Oklahoma.

306. Unidentified boy standing next to a rock building.

307. Dirt road with rocks on each side. Danger sign posted. This is possibly near Lawton, Oklahoma.

308. Residents and tourists at train station. Palmer, Matanuska Colony, Alaska. U.S. Bureau of Biological Survey photograph.

309. New Front Street, Nome, Alaska. Street is covered with snow and deserted. Power lines, a bakery and a liquor store can be seen. Ca. 1904. Pioneer Drug Company photograph.

310. Unalaska Island from the U.S.S. Chelan. View shows the beach of the coastal community and the construction of buildings close to the ocean. Unalaska Island, Alaska. Ca. 1936.

311. Two men standing on a boardwalk beside a governmental building. A church is in the background. Alaska. Ca. 1936.

312. View of an Alaskan coastal town. A factory (center) is belching smoke. Photo taken from a ship. Ca. 1936.

313. Coastal mining operation. Alaska. Ca. 1936.

314. Reindeer herd in a corral. Teller, Alaska. Ca. 1936. U.S. Bureau of Biological Survey photograph.

315. Fishing boat, dock, sea plane, and submerged nets along the Alaskan coastline.

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