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Robert Frank (b. 1924)
I got into the Democratic Convention by stealing a badge from a jacket hanging in the men's room. I liked Adlai Stevenson that year -- but I was much more impressed by the spectacle than by who they would nominate. - Robert Frank
Robert Frank (b. 1924)

Chicago, 1956

Robert Frank (b. 1924) Chicago, 1956 gelatin silver print signed, titled and dated in ink (in the margin) 9 3/8 x 13 7/8in. (23.7 x 35 cm.)
Robert Frank: Fotografias/Films 1948/1984, Sala Parpalló Institució Alfons el Magnànim, 1985, n.p.; Robert Frank and American Politics, Akron Art Museum, 1985, p. 17; Robert Frank: Storylines, Steidl/Tate Modern, 2004, p. 110

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Robert Kennedy, here with political heavy-weight, Mayor Richard Daley, aggressively campaigned at the Democratic National Convention to win his brother John the vice-presidential candidate nomination. Estes Kefauver won that battle but, together with running-mate Adlai Stevenson, ultimately lost the election to Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.

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