Enjoy this old R-J photo — LV Democratic Rally circa 1950


        This has got to be one of the best old-time political pictures in Las Vegas. Many thanks to "Professor Joe" who is sifting through the extensive photo archives of the Review-Journal to preserve them and put them in some kind of digital and searchable order. Every once in a while, he’ll cull one out for me for my viewing pleasure.

        And so he did with this picture: A beautiful scene shot Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1950 at the Elks Hall. It was a Democratic Rally to gain support for national and local candidates. The participants held a 35-car short parade of candidates along Fremont Street from Main to Fifth prior to the introductions and speeches.

        Apparently, the speeches started to drag on and even the participants grew weary. I hope you enjoy this "blast from the past" courtesy of the R-J photo archives. And, by the way, you will note that the guy in the upper left is unknown. If you recognize him, please send me an e-mail and we’ll get him identified in our files.

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