Debs Collection:
Selected Photographs

EUGENE V. DEBS AS ORATOR

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Fountain City Park, Knoxville, TN, Sept. 1905 Fountain City Park, Knoxville, TN, Sept. 1905. [Sepia orig. 17.2x12.0 cm; B&W version, 16.5x11.3 cm]
Fountain City Park, Knoxville, TN, Sept. 1905 Fountain City Park, Knoxville, TN, Sept. 1905. [Sepia orig. 17.2x12.0 cm; B&W version, 20.5x14.3 cm]
The Red Special, Waterbury, CT, 1908.  Legend below photograph from unknown publication source. Waterbury, CT, 1908. Legend reads "Eugene V. Debs presenting the Socialist point of view to the voters of Waterbury, Connecticut, in the course of his speech-making tour through the East on 'The Red Special' which may be seen in the background." [Orig. 13x9.1 cm from a photograph taken of a photograph in an unknown publication source]
Stumping from the Red Special, Waterbury, CT, 1908 Stumping from Red Special. Waterbury, CT, 1908. [Orig. 24.1x16.2 cm, enlarged from original photograph of 16x11.5 cm]
Addressing massive crowd in Chicago, IL, 1912 Outdoor political rally. Addressing a massive crowd. Chicago, IL, 1912. [Orig. 24x19 cm from another photo]
Speaking to a large crowd.  Either Chicago, 1912 or Canton, OH, June 16, 1918? Outdoor political rally. Long believed to be an image of Debs at Canton, OH, June 16, 1918, but many features appear the same as in the preceding image of Debs addressing a crowd in Chicago in 1912. Definitely at variance with the following three photos in Debs trial matierals obtained from the NARA/Chicago. [25.3x20.2 cm produced from a generational print derived from original, courtesy of the Eugene V. Debs Foundation]
Debs believed to be speaking to a crowd in Canton, Ohio, on June 16, 1918 Outdoor political meeting. Debs addresses a crowd, possibly on June 16, 1918 in Canton, Ohio. [16.7x11.9 cm produced from a digital image provided by the NARA/Chicago, without documentation]
Debs believed to be speaking to a crowd in Canton, Ohio, on June 16, 1918 Outdoor political meeting. Debs addresses a crowd, possibly on June 16, 1918, in Canton, Ohio. [16.9x12 cm produced from a digital image provided by the NARA/Chicago, without documentation]
Debs believed to be speaking to a crowd in Canton, Ohio, on June 16, 1918 Outdoor political meeting. Debs addresses a crowd, possibly on June 16, 1918, in Canton, Ohio. [16.9x11.8 cm produced from a digital image provided by the NARA/Chicago, without documentation]
Addressing unseen crowd in the company of other Socialists Milwaukee, WI, Summer 1924. Pictured in photograph: 1. Eugene V. Debs; 2. Standing beside platform: Walter Polakowski ; 3. White-haired (seated): John M. Work, Editorial Writer, Milwaukee Leader; 4. William Coleman: Secretary, Milwaukee County Central Committee, Socialist Party; 5. Meta Berger; 6. Heinrich Bartel, German socialist editor; 7. Victor L. Berger. Source of information Frank Zeidler. [Orig. 16.5x11.7 from copy of a newspaper or magazine photograph, source unknown.]
Speaking near the Hotel Antler.  Location and date unknown. Hotel Antler. Location unknown, date unknown. [Orig. 24x19 cm from another photo]
Speaking to a large crowd.  Location and date unknown. Indoor political rally. Banner in photo reads "READ The New York Call AT ALL NEWSTANDS." Location uncertain, possibly New York; date unknown. [25.5x19.0 cm]

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