Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 283

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(POLITICS.) Group of 5 Joseph McCarthy press photographs. Various sizes, about 8 x 6 inches; minor wear, some cropping and editing marks, captions in negative or on verso along with newspaper morgue stamps and markings. Vp, 1953-54

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A monument erected to sitting Senator McCarthy in Baltimore which had been defaced with a swastika and edited to describe him as a "destroyer of American freedoms," 7 July 1953.

McCarthy posing with a bushel of "Northern Spies" apples from Canada, 4 December 1953.

McCarthy making a speech in Wisconsin, 13 March 1954.

McCarthy receiving an award "for his fearless persistence in battling the enemies of their country", 12 November 1954.

Guards watching over bundles of pro-McCarthy petitions in Washington, 2 December 1954.